John Wesley For the 21St Century
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About "John Wesley For the 21St Century"
Gooch connects modern day readers with the 18th century world of John Wesley. This book is more than an academic or historical account of Wesley's life. It offers contemporary readers ways to connect to their Wesleyan heritage by comparing contemporary issues to topics Wesley addressed during his day. Wesley was deeply concerned with salvation of the individual, but Wesley also attended to needs that seem very current such as health care, poverty, slavery, and the need for growth as disciples of Christ through small group ministries. Each chapter includes questions for reflection to help readers understand the different dimension of the Wesleyan tradition.
Meet the Author
John Gooch, a United Methodist pastor, holds a Ph.D. in church history from St. Louis University. He served as pastor of several congregations in Missouri prior to becoming editor of youth curriculum at the United Methodist Publishing House, a position from which he is now retired. He is the author of several books in youth ministry, including