Confidence in the Living God (2nd Edition)
:Confidence lies at the heart of society, determining the success or failure of the economy, the government, companies, schools, churches and, of course, individuals. As Christians, we are called to proclaim our faith in God, but how can we build...
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:Confidence lies at the heart of society, determining the success or failure of the economy, the government, companies, schools, churches and, of course, individuals. As Christians, we are called to proclaim our faith in God, but how can we build and maintain this confidence in an increasingly secularised culture where such faith is often seen as marginal, embarrassing or even downright dangerous?Using the story of David and Goliath, Andrew Watson takes a narrative theology approach to show how the Lord can indeed be our confidence, whatever the odds. He explores how God can develop a proper self-confidence within individuals and his Church, revealing the gospel through transforming words and transformed lives.He considers, too, how we can confidently tackle the challenges of day-to-day living, whether a difficult work situation or family relationship, or simply anxiety about the future. The book includes a study guide and is ideal as a whole church course on the subject of confidence.Contents include:?Introduction: The call to confidence?Building confident foundations?Confidence, faith and wishful thinking?Confidence within God's Church?Confidence in the providence of God?Responding to godly confidence?A right self-confidence?Confidence in sharing the gospel?Confidence-imparting leadership?Confidence at the coal face?Conclusion: The confident Christian?Discussion guide
Andrew Watson has been vicar of St. Stephen's, East Twickenham, since 1996 and has helped pioneer three church plants in that time. He is involved with the New Wine networks, and is a member of the Church of England's General Synod and Council of Mission and Ministry. He regularly speaks at church conferences in the UK and abroad on issues relating to leadership.