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Against the Tide, Towards the Kingdom (New Monastic Library: by Jenny Duckworth,Justin Duckworth,Charles Ringma PDF

By Jenny Duckworth,Justin Duckworth,Charles Ringma

ISBN-10: 1498213111

ISBN-13: 9781498213110

ISBN-10: 1608998673

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opposed to the Tide, in the direction of the dominion is the tale of the city imaginative and prescient group in New Zealand. This e-book recounts the tale of a gaggle of younger Christian adults who during the last fifteen years have relocated to the colourful ends in their urban to percentage lifestyles with those people who are suffering, homeless, ailing, negative, ignored, or another way marginalized. The neighborhood has grown over the years to seven neighborhoods the place on any given day you could locate "Urban Visionites" turning out to be greens amidst the concrete, instructing English to refugees, providing substitute teaching programs to out of college children, fostering youngsters, doing church with the homeless, delivering friendship to the mentally unwell, roasting reasonable alternate espresso, working young children golf equipment, mothers teams, tenant conferences or simply sharing one more cup of tea with their buddies. actually sharing is an effective precis of the entire form of this intriguing circulation. They percentage houses, nutrients, cash, autos, jobs, prayers, goals, conversations, enjoyable, tears, soreness, desire, therapeutic, transformation . . . they proportion the entire of existence with one another and with their friends. They reside the gospel, this excellent news of Jesus.

"As you turn via those pages, you're feeling your soul begin to breathe greater. it's a name to damage unfastened from all that suffocates us and to dwell with the recklessness and innocence of the lilies and sparrows. Justin and Jenny not just invite you to reject the counterfeit elegance and empty grants yet they aspect you in the direction of new rhythms and holy conduct that movement the area a bit towards God's dream for it."
-Shane Claiborne
author, activist, convalescing sinner

"Honest and deeply reflective, Jenny and Justin Duckworth have granted us a window at the attractiveness, the mess, the enjoyment, and the discomfort of missional neighborhood. What they've got stumbled on is that we will stay fuller, extra gracious lives in neighborhood, challenge, and contemplation than we will through dwelling in our fortresses. This trip opposed to the tide of a consumption-oriented tradition would require us to place to loss of life our tiresome and lonely lives of scrumptious self-absorption, however the promise of discovery and event in our voyage to a extra sustainable and simplified lifetime of shalom is painted for us with such notable honesty and wonder that we're pressured to set out at the waka. this isn't a e-book, it truly is a call for participation. i encourage you not only to learn it, yet to simply accept it."
-Scott Bessenecker
Associate Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

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