THE CELTIC WAY OF EVANGELISM

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The Celtic Way Of Evangelism

Author : George G. Hunter
ISBN : 9781426711374
Genre : Religion
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Celtic Christianityùthe form of Christian faith that flourished among the people of Ireland during the Middle Agesùhas gained much notoriety in recent years. George G. Hunter III points out that while the attention paid to the Celtic Christians is well deserved, much of it fails to recognize the true genius of this ancient form of Christianity. What many contemporary Christians do not realize is that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period, and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. This classic book on the power of indigenous evangelism has been thoroughly revised and updated, proving once again how much these ancient Christians have to teach anyone who seeks to spread the word of the gospel.
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The Celtic Way Of Evangelism Tenth Anniversary Edition

Author : George G. Hunter III
ISBN : 9781426732089
Genre : Religion
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Celtic Christianity–the form of Christian faith that flourished among the people of Ireland during the Middle Ages– has gained a great deal of attention lately. George G. Hunter III points out that while the attention paid to the Celtic Christians is well deserved, much of it fails to recognize the true genius of this ancient form of Christianity. What many contemporary Christians do not realize is that Celtic Christianity was one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history. The Celtic church converted Ireland from paganism to Christianity in a remarkably short period, and then proceeded to send missionaries throughout Europe. North America is today in the same situation as the environment in which the early Celtic preachers found their mission fields: unfamiliar with the Christian message, yet spiritually seeking and open to a vibrant new faith. If we are to spread the gospel in this culture of secular seekers, we would do well to learn from the Celts. Their ability to work with the beliefs of those they evangelized, to adapt worship and church life to the indigenous patterns they encountered, remains unparalleled in Christian history. If we are to succeed in reaching the West . . . again, then we must begin by learning from these powerful witnesses to the saving love of Jesus Christ. This classic book on the power of indigenous evangelism has been thoroughly revised and updated, proving once again how much these ancient Christians have to teach anyone who seeks to spread the word of the gospel.
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Spirituality For The Sent

Author : Nathan A. Finn
ISBN : 9780830891580
Genre : Christian life
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Since their rise in the midst of the revivals of the eighteenth century, evangelicals have been dedicated to the importance of both spirituality and mission. In recent years, evangelicals have engaged in the missional theology discussion that advocates a more holistic Christian mission grounded in the eternal mission of the triune God. At the same time, evangelicals have also been key participants in the spiritual formation discussion that seeks to recover biblical and classical practices for contemporary spiritual growth. While these two movements have been largely independent of each other, the time is right to join them together into a single conversation for the sake of ongoing evangelical faithfulness. Spirituality for the Sent brings together evangelical scholars from a variety of disciplines and ecclesial traditions to address the relationship between spiritual formation and a missional vision of theology and practice. The contributors share a common vision for a missional spirituality that fosters spiritual maturity while also fueling Christian evangelism, cultural engagement, and the pursuit of justice. This collection features contributions by Craig G. BartholomewSusan BoothMae Elise CannonDiane ChandlerAnthony L. ChuteMichael W. GoheenGeorge R. HunsbergerChristopher W. MorganSoong-Chan RahTimothy W. SheridanGordon T. SmithGary Tyra
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Church For The Unchurched

Author : George G. Hunter
ISBN : 0687277329
Genre : Religion
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Hunter discusses the rebirth of the apostolic congregation, Christianity's vision of what people can become, how small groups shape an apostolic people, how lay ministry advances the Christian movement, and how apostolic churches reach secular people. This work shows that there is an apostolic way for a congregation to live out the gospel, and here is why church leaders think so: "George Hunter hits the nail on the head with this practical and encouraging guide to church-based evangelism."-Steve Sjogren, Senior Pastor, Vineyard Community Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. "This is a groundbreaking book. What sets it apart from all the others is that it is based on hard data and real life examples...If you want to know what is really happening in the so-called Seeker churches, this book is a must read." --Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Community Church, Mission Viejo, California "George Hunter hits a home run with this book." --Walt Kallestad, Community Church of Joy, Phoenix, Arizona "Our commitment to the rebirth of apostolic congregations will be greatly enhanced by this book." --John Ed Mathison, Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Alabama "Apostolic churches present a tremendous challenge to stagnant traditional churches. It is required reading for all who yearn to see the growth of the church." --Sir Alan Walker, Australia
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Joshua

Author : Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.
ISBN : 9780310590620
Genre : Religion
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Reading Joshua can be, frankly, a jarring experience. Serious, troubling questions about God’s attitude toward his created peoples arise, questions with noeasy answer. But the book of Joshua presents itself, warts (and wars!) and all, and asks readers to let it tell its story from its point of view and out of its ancient context. It asks them to give it the benefit of the doubt and permit it to speak to them. This commentary aims to give its voice a clear hearing — to translate its ancient cultural form in such a way that it freely speaks about the life of faith today. Basically, the book of Joshua tells how biblical Israel navigated a major historical transition early in its national life. The book shows that guiding these changes is Israel’s God, Yahweh, through his chosen servant, Joshua. The introductory sections to follow set the scene for entering the book of Joshua and the ancient world about which it reports. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make thereturn journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable — but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our present-day context. Joshua helps readers learn how the message of Joshua can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.
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More Ready Than You Realize

Author : Brian D. McLaren
ISBN : 9780310859581
Genre : Religion
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WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. It’s a simple idea of evangelism through friendship first, and the opportunities to share your faith that follow. It will bring friendships you already have to a new levels, and create opportunities for new, authentic friendships with those you will eventually meet. OUT: Evangelism as sales pitch, as conquest, as warfare, as ultimatum, as threat, as proof, as argument, as entertainment, as show, as monologue, as something you have to do. IN: Disciple-making as conversation, as friendship, as influence, as invitation, as companionship, as challenge, as opportunity, as conversation, as dance, as something you get to do. You’re more ready for this than you realize, and so are your friends!
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The Apostolic Congregation

Author : George G. Hunter III
ISBN : 9781426720079
Genre : Religion
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A church in the heart of Manhattan and a congregation among the Inuit people of Northern Canada would seem to have little in common with one another. Yet in one way they are surprisingly similar: They are both apostolic congregations, churches whose every program exists for the purpose of presenting the gospel to non-Christians, and making disciples of Jesus Christ. What is the secret of churches like these; how have they learned to make evangelism central to everything they do? In studying apostolic congregations around the world, George G. Hunter III has discovered a set of perspectives and practices that they all share. With the passion and insight for which he is so well known, Hunter demonstrates how your congregation can learn to focus on the one thing that most matters: bringing people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Guide For The Christian Perplexed

Author : Thomas P. Power
ISBN : 9781630875497
Genre : Religion
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Thoughtful Christians are legitimately perplexed by a number of issues relating to the church's belief and practice. They are perplexed partly because they recognize that the issues themselves are thorny, and partly because they are not sure how to test the mutually inconsistent theories and explanations affirmed by diverse voices speaking with equal assurance. Most Christians find relatively little occasion or encouragement to address their perplexities with intellectual candor and integrity. If they dare to acknowledge their theological perplexities at all, they are too often told that these perplexities are unimportant, or that they can be answered very simply, or that they should be left to the experts. Guide for the Christian Perplexed, written by members of the faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto, aims to explore a diversity of issues and questions to do with o our knowledge of Jesus o the meaning of suffering o the function of doctrine o the understanding of Scripture o the place of other religions o the challenge of atheism o the pleasures and complications of sexuality o the nature of worship o the way to evangelize o understanding who our neighbor is locally and globally o diversities of spirituality Here you will find thoughtful reflections and answers to the questions around these issues. A study guide is included for individual and group use.
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How To Read And Understand The Bible

Author : Larry Richards
ISBN : 9781496406804
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever felt intimidated by the Bible? Would you like to get to know it better, but worry you might find it difficult or daunting? How to Read (and Understand) the Bible is the book you need. It’s a fascinating, accessible approach to Scripture that will help you go deeper into the heart of what it’s all about: the timeless true story of God’s love for you. Join scholar and theologian Larry Richards on a journey through the Old and New Testaments as he explores 21 key stories and themes in Scripture and shows what they reveal to us about God. Whether you are new to reading the Bible or were brought up on its stories, you’ll come to understand it more deeply than ever before—and connect in a whole new way to the God who wrote it for you.
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Church Growth

Author : Donald Anderson McGavran
ISBN : 0687081602
Genre : Religion
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