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

ISBN-13: 9781608998678

opposed to the Tide, in the direction of the dominion is the tale of the city imaginative and prescient group in New Zealand. This ebook recounts the tale of a gaggle of younger Christian adults who over the past fifteen years have relocated to the colourful ends in their urban to percentage existence with people who find themselves suffering, homeless, in poor health, terrible, overlooked, or differently marginalized. The neighborhood has grown over the years to seven neighborhoods the place on any given day you could locate "Urban Visionites" becoming greens amidst the concrete, educating English to refugees, delivering replacement teaching programs to out of faculty youngsters, fostering childrens, doing church with the homeless, providing friendship to the mentally unwell, roasting reasonable alternate espresso, operating teenagers golf equipment, mothers teams, tenant conferences or simply sharing yet one more cup of tea with their buddies. in truth sharing is an effective precis of the total form of this intriguing stream. They percentage houses, nutrients, cash, cars, jobs, prayers, goals, conversations, enjoyable, tears, discomfort, desire, therapeutic, transformation . . . they percentage the complete of existence with one another and with their buddies. They dwell the gospel, this excellent news of Jesus.

"As you turn via those pages, you are feeling your soul begin to breathe higher. it's a name to damage loose from all that suffocates us and to reside with the recklessness and innocence of the lilies and sparrows. Justin and Jenny not just invite you to reject the counterfeit elegance and empty provides yet they aspect you in the direction of new rhythms and holy behavior that circulation the area a bit toward God's dream for it."
-Shane Claiborne
author, activist, recuperating sinner

"Honest and deeply reflective, Jenny and Justin Duckworth have granted us a window at the attractiveness, the mess, the enjoyment, and the soreness of missional neighborhood. What they've got chanced on is that we will stay fuller, extra gracious lives in neighborhood, venture, and contemplation than we will be able to through residing in our extended family fortresses. This trip opposed to the tide of a consumption-oriented tradition would require us to place to dying 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 sweetness that we're pressured to set out at the waka. this isn't a booklet, it truly is a call for participation. i encourage you not only to learn it, yet to just accept it."
-Scott Bessenecker
Associate Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

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