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The Greatest Story Never Told

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God raises up Methodists for such a time as this. Here is a ditty Len Sweet's Methodist grandfather used to sing: A Methodist, a Methodist will I be A Methodist will I die. I've been baptized in the Methodist...


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God raises up Methodists for such a time as this.

Here is a ditty Len Sweet's Methodist grandfather used to sing:
A Methodist, a Methodist will I be
A Methodist will I die.
I've been baptized in the Methodist way
And I'll live on the Methodist side.

What ?genius? of Methodism inspired this kind of love and loyalty in the earlier years of the faith? What did it mean to live in ?the Methodist way? and to die on ?the Methodist side?? Perhaps it is time to resurrect a neo-Wesleyan identity and to challenge the prevailing ?one-calorie Methodism? that characterizes so much of our tribe today.

What makes a Methodist? How can we re-ignite the spark of genius that motivated such commitment in our cloud of witnesses?

The essence of Methodism's genius resides in two famous Wesleyan mantras: ?heart strangely warmed? (inward experiences with a fire in the heart) and ?the world is our parish? (outward experiences with waterfalls of cutting-edge intelligence). For Wesley, internal combustion, the former, led to external combustion, the latter.

In the 18th century, Methodists in general (and in their younger years, the Wesley brothers themselves) were accused of being too ?sexy.? What else could all those ?love feasts? and ?strangely warmed hearts? be about? Why else were all those women in positions of leadership? With this book the author hopes to bring back to life some of Methodism's sexiness so that our current reproduction crisis can be reversed.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 382845
  • Product Code 9781426756061
  • ISBN 1426756062
  • EAN 9781426756061
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date May 2012
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.93 MB (EPUB)

Leonard Sweet

Leonard Sweet (PhD., University of Rochester), is founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries and serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. He also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and the chief writer for preachingplus.com, a resource for pastors and other Christian speakers. A popular speaker himself, Sweet has written more than twenty books, including The Three Hardest Words, Out of the Question Into the Mystery, AquaChurch, SoulTsunami, and SoulSalsa.

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