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Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith Paperback – October 2, 2007
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For three years Diana studied centrist and progressive churches and discovered many that are "flourishing, and they are doing so without resorting to mimicking the mega-church, evangelical style." Paraphrasing one commentator, it may just be that the church so many are yearning for is just around the corner. God grants us wisdom and courage through the words of this fellow pilgrim. Here's a glimpse inside Diana's book,
"On my journey, I traveled with those who are more comfortable in the wilderness, people who were willing to explore the new terrain around them. Yet they did not travel alone. I found that in the breakdown of old villages, Christians are forming a different sort of village in congregations cross the country. Not spiritual gated communities or protected rural villages. Rather, their new kind of village is a pilgrim community embarked on a journey of rediscovering Christianity, where people can forge new faith ties in a frightening and fragmented world. For those I met, change was not always easy, and their churches were not perfect. But they embodied courage, creativity, and imagination. And risk. In reaching toward a new kind of Christianity (which is, as I hope will become obvious, actually an old kind of Christianity), they serve as a living guidebook for spiritual nomads who are seeking to find wisdom's way." Christianity for the Rest of Us, pg. 25
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I like the author's sharing of a variety of "success" stories with many churches throughout the U.S. Mainline denominations. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful, timely, well written book!! Ms. Bass never lets me down! I learn from every book she writes. Looking forward to her next book in Oct.?.. Highly recommend her book!Published 11 months ago by Tricia
This is an accessible book that reviews various ways for lively Protestant congregations to revitalize their culture, so the experience is suited to today's congregations. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Almeda Reads
Once again I asked for a new book and received one very quickly. Many thanks.Published 15 months ago by Brady Faggart
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