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Action in Waiting

Christoph Blumhardt

Action in Waiting

Christoph Blumhardt

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- Publisher Pastor, politician, and author Christoph Blumhardt's unconventional ideas about the kingdom of God profoundly influenced a whole generation of European seekers. Yet his vision and witness are still waiting to be discovered by most Americans, few of whom had access to his works.With profound simplicity, Blumhardt proclaims a message that has power to stir the embers of a dying faith.Given the number of people who've been "saved," you'd think the world was becoming a brighter place. It could be, too, if more people would grasp the joy of losing themselves in service to God and each other. People like Christoph Blumhardt, who, in his quest to get to the essentials of faith, burns away the religious trappings of modern piety like so much chaff. Blumhardt writes with unabashed fervor, but his passion encourages rather than intimidates. His witness influenced theological giants like Dietrich Bonheoeffer and Karl Barth. But action in waiting is not theology; it is too blunt, too earthy, too real. It's "active expectation" of God's kingdom shows us that the object of our hope is not relegated to some afterlife. Today, in our world, it can come into its own - if only we're ready.

- Publisher Ours is a time of intense searching. Few of us are satisfied with what the church and society have served up. The honest among us will readily admit we lead fractured lives -- with a disembodied spirituality on one side, and a soulless daily existence on the other. We are desperate for something more, for a faith with the power to transform both ourselves and our world.^Enter Christoph Blumhardt. With unabashed clarity of focus, Blumhardt's words cut through the clutter of our post-modern existence. He offers a concrete vision that inspires even the most disillusioned. His enthusiasm rekindles our passion to live a life of purpose.^Action in Waiting is not abstract theology -- it's too blunt, too earthy, too real. These seventeen essays reflect the gripping reality of the living Christ. They give us a fresh look at the spiritual life as one of "active expectation" of God's kingdom breaking into this world. Blumhardt shows us that the object of our hope is no longer relegated to some afterlife, but takes effect today.^Blumhardt tells us how we can experience the future Christ promised now, in such a way that death and human misery are overcome. In his life, he experienced God's saving actions every day. Demons were cast out, sick were healed, and sinners turned from evil.^Action in Waiting shatters the walls of institutional Christianity. Having been both a pastor and a politician himself, Blumhardt was qualified to say, "State and church are no soil for the fire of God". All human institutions stand in the way of God's kingdom. "Nothing is more dangerous than a religion: for that is what makes us heathens...God does not care a fig for our religion".^Action in Waiting carries an afterword by Karl Barth, one of several great spiritual thinkers of our century whom Blumhardt influenced.

- Publisher Given the number of people who've been "saved", you'd think the world was becoming a brighter place. It could be, too, if more people would grasp the joy of losing themselves in service to God and each other. People like Christoph Blumhardt, who, in his quest to get to the essentials of faith, burns away the religious trappings of modern piety like so much chaff. Blumhardt writes with unabashed fervour, but his passion encourages rather than intimidates. His witness influenced theological giants like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth. But "Action in Waiting" is not theology; it is too blunt, too earthy, too real. Its "active expectation" of God's kingdom shows us that the object of our hope is not relegated to some afterlife. Today, in our world, it can come into its own - if only we are ready.

- Publisher

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256 Pages
- Publisher

Pastor, politician, and author Christoph Blumhardt's unconventional ideas about the kingdom of God profoundly influenced a whole generation of European seekers. Yet his vision and witness are still waiting to be discovered by most Americans, few of whom had access to his works.With profound simplicity, Blumhardt proclaims a message that has power to stir the embers of a dying faith.Given the number of people who've been "saved," you'd think the world was becoming a brighter place. It could be, too, if more people would grasp the joy of losing themselves in service to God and each other. People like Christoph Blumhardt, who, in his quest to get to the essentials of faith, burns away the religious trappings of modern piety like so much chaff. Blumhardt writes with unabashed fervor, but his passion encourages rather than intimidates. His witness influenced theological giants like Dietrich Bonheoeffer and Karl Barth. But action in waiting is not theology; it is too blunt, too earthy, too real. It's "active expectation" of God's kingdom shows us that the object of our hope is not relegated to some afterlife. Today, in our world, it can come into its own - if only we're ready.
- Publisher

Ours is a time of intense searching. Few of us are satisfied with what the church and society have served up. The honest among us will readily admit we lead fractured lives -- with a disembodied spirituality on one side, and a soulless daily existence on the other. We are desperate for something more, for a faith with the power to transform both ourselves and our world.^Enter Christoph Blumhardt. With unabashed clarity of focus, Blumhardt's words cut through the clutter of our post-modern existence. He offers a concrete vision that inspires even the most disillusioned. His enthusiasm rekindles our passion to live a life of purpose.^Action in Waiting is not abstract theology -- it's too blunt, too earthy, too real. These seventeen essays reflect the gripping reality of the living Christ. They give us a fresh look at the spiritual life as one of "active expectation" of God's kingdom breaking into this world. Blumhardt shows us that the object of our hope is no longer relegated to some afterlife, but takes effect today.^Blumhardt tells us how we can experience the future Christ promised now, in such a way that death and human misery are overcome. In his life, he experienced God's saving actions every day. Demons were cast out, sick were healed, and sinners turned from evil.^Action in Waiting shatters the walls of institutional Christianity. Having been both a pastor and a politician himself, Blumhardt was qualified to say, "State and church are no soil for the fire of God". All human institutions stand in the way of God's kingdom. "Nothing is more dangerous than a religion: for that is what makes us heathens...God does not care a fig for our religion".^Action in Waiting carries an afterword by Karl Barth, one of several great spiritual thinkers of our century whom Blumhardt influenced.
- Publisher

Given the number of people who've been "saved", you'd think the world was becoming a brighter place. It could be, too, if more people would grasp the joy of losing themselves in service to God and each other. People like Christoph Blumhardt, who, in his quest to get to the essentials of faith, burns away the religious trappings of modern piety like so much chaff. Blumhardt writes with unabashed fervour, but his passion encourages rather than intimidates. His witness influenced theological giants like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth. But "Action in Waiting" is not theology; it is too blunt, too earthy, too real. Its "active expectation" of God's kingdom shows us that the object of our hope is not relegated to some afterlife. Today, in our world, it can come into its own - if only we are ready.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Seeking The Kingdom
  • 2. Make All Things New
  • 3. Get Busy And Wait!
  • 4. The Savior Is Coming Now
  • 5. Is God Still Dead?
  • 6. The Kingdom Is At Hand!
  • 7. Jesus Needs You - Not Your Religion
  • 8. The New Life
  • 9. Forget Yourself For God
  • 10. God Is Seeking A Zion
  • 11. Not Words, But Deeds
  • 12. Christ Is Rising
  • 13. What Do You Stand For?
  • 14. Get Ready For Action
  • 15. Don't Push - Surrender!
  • 16. The Power Of God
  • 17. Rejoice In The Lord

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  • Catalogue Code 158921
  • Product Code 0874869544
  • EAN 9780874869545
  • Pages 253
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Plough Publishing House
  • Publication Date Jan 1998
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.227kg

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