It's not every day that you get a visit from God. Burning bushes, ladders to heaven, chariots of fire and all that--we look for those stories in the Bible, and we look for them in our lives. When it comes...
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It's not every day that you get a visit from God. Burning bushes, ladders to heaven, chariots of fire and all that--we look for those stories in the Bible, and we look for them in our lives. When it comes to something as important as what we do with our lives, we think, maybe God owes us a big event. But, as Leroy Barber has learned through his work in inner cities and with young people, that's not usually how it works. More often God calls out to us from everyday misfortunes and all-too-common injustices, and he invites our response--not just a response in the moment, but a recognition that we have a role to play in seeing God's kingdom come, God's will done, on earth as it is in heaven. Through the surprisingly normal stories of the heroes of faith in the Bible, and through Barber's experiences with Mission Year and other ministries, in this book you'll learn what it means to change the world from your own little space in it.
Leroy Barber is president of Mission Year, a national urban initiative introducing eighteen- to twenty-nine-year-olds to missional and communal living for one year of their lives, and CEO of FCS Urban Ministries. He is pastor of Community Life Church and on the boards of CCDA and Word Made Flesh. Leroy is the author of New Neighbor: An Invitation to Join Beloved Community and was also chosen to be a contributor to the groundbreaking book unChristian. Leroy is married to Donna, and together they have five children.
- Foreward By Chris Seay
- 1. Start Running
- 2. The Myth Of Extraordinary
- 3. Kingdom Imagination: Moses’s Story
- 4. God-confidence: David’s Story
- 5. Spirit-led Mentors: Esther And Peter’s Stories
- 6. Job Versus Calling
- 7.risking Safety
- 8. Blending In Versus Standing Out
- 9. Two Kinds Of Dreaming
- 10. Money
- 11. Time
- 12. The Response
- About The Author