Life Together in Christ: Experiencing Transformation in Community

Life Together in Christ: Experiencing Transformation in Community

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2014 Best Book of Spiritual Formation, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Have you joined a church or small group in hopes of experiencing real life change, only to be disappointed? Have you sat through inspiring sermons about what is possible when Christians gather together in mutually edifying relationships, only to recognize how cynical you have become after many failed attempts? Community may be one of the most over-promised, under-delivered aspects of the Christian life today. Individuals remain selfish and stuck in their ways. Communities become spiritually lifeless or even fall apart because we don't know how to experience transformation together. Transforming community does not come primarily from listening to inspiring preaching or adding another church program. It emerges as we embrace a shared commitment to the attitudes, practices and behaviors that open us to Christ in our midst. And that's where Life Together in Christ comes in. Reflecting on the story of the two disciples who meet Christ on the Emmaus Road, Ruth Haley Barton offers this interactive guide for small groups of spiritual companions who are ready to encounter Christ in transforming ways right where they are on the road of real life."

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Barton, Ruth Haley
Published: 12/07/2014
Publisher: IVP Books
ISBN: 9780830835867
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.72lbs
Size: 8.36h x 6.83w x 0.64d