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Living Into Community

Paperback|Dec 2011
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Every church, every organization, has experienced them: betrayal, deception, grumbling, envy, exclusion. They make life together difficult and prevent congregations from developing the skills, virtues, and practices they need to nurture sturdy and life-giving communities. In Building and Breaking Community...


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Every church, every organization, has experienced them: betrayal, deception, grumbling, envy, exclusion. They make life together difficult and prevent congregations from developing the skills, virtues, and practices they need to nurture sturdy and life-giving communities.
In Building and Breaking Community Christine Pohl looks at four specific Christian practices gratitude, promise-keeping, truth-telling, and hospitality that can counteract these destructive forces and help churches and individuals build and sustain vibrant communities. Drawing on concrete congregational experiences and interacting with the biblical, historical, and moral traditions, Pohl thoughtfully discusses each practice, including its possible complications and deformations, and points to how these essential practices can be better cultivated within congregations and families.

-Publisher

"Every Christian should read this provocative book! Christine thoroughly delineates the interlocking relationships and dangerous deformities of practices that could deepen our communities but often destroy them. This volume is pertinent to our families, churches, even places of work."
-- Marva J. Dawn
author of Truly the Community

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 343511
  • Product Code 9780802849854
  • ISBN 0802849857
  • EAN 9780802849854
  • Pages 219
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Dec 2011
  • Sales Rank 61328
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.312kg

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