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The Way of the Dragon Or the Way of the Lamb

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The Way of the Dragon Or the Way of the Lamb

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Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel invite readers on a journey to uncover Jesus' seemingly contradictory way to power: weakness.

Why do so many rock-star pastors implode under the spotlight? Why do modern-day churches become so entangled in growing their brand that they lose sight of their true purpose? Because, according to Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, Christians have succumbed to the temptations of power and forgotten Jesus' seemingly contradictory path to power-first giving it up.

In The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb, Goggin and Strobel paint a richly biblical vision of power through weakness. They invite readers to join them on an adventure around the world, seeking out great sages of the faith with uncommon wisdom to offer those traveling the path of Christian life. As readers eavesdrop on the authors' conversations with people such as J. I. Packer, Dallas Willard, Marva Dawn, John Perkins, Jean Vanier, James Houston, and Eugene Peterson, they begin to piece together the new-old reality of following Jesus today. In the end, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb offers a compelling vision of the way of Jesus that will challenge both individual believers and the church as a whole.



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Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel invite readers on a journey to uncover Jesus' seemingly contradictory way to power: weakness.

Why do so many rock-star pastors implode under the spotlight? Why do modern-day churches become so entangled in growing their brand that they lose sight of their true purpose? Because, according to Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, Christians have succumbed to the temptations of power and forgotten Jesus' seemingly contradictory path to power-first giving it up.

In The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb, Goggin and Strobel paint a richly biblical vision of power through weakness. They invite readers to join them on an adventure around the world, seeking out great sages of the faith with uncommon wisdom to offer those traveling the path of Christian life. As readers eavesdrop on the authors' conversations with people such as J. I. Packer, Dallas Willard, Marva Dawn, John Perkins, Jean Vanier, James Houston, and Eugene Peterson, they begin to piece together the new-old reality of following Jesus today. In the end, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb offers a compelling vision of the way of Jesus that will challenge both individual believers and the church as a whole.


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Meet the Authors

Jamin Goggin

Jamin Goggin (PhD candidate, University of Wales Trinity Saint David) is a pastor at Saddleback Church. He holds an MA in spiritual formation and soul care and an MA in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology. Jamin is co-editor of Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics: A Guide For Evangelicals.

Kyle Strobel

Kyle Strobel is a speaker, writer, and a practitioner of spiritual formation, discipleship, and community transformation. He has a masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and another masters in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology. After doing further masters work in Spiritual Formation, Kyle has started his Ph.D in theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where Kyle and his wife Kelli currently reside. Kyle is also co-founder and director of Metamorpha.com, an online community for spiritual formation.

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4 stars By Tanwin, May 08 2017
This book is about two kinds of power that the Church is influenced by: the power of the dragon and the power of the lamb.

The title can be a bit confusing but I believe the authors have done well in defining these different types of power. But the majority of the book is focused on defining the power of the lamb, which is the concept of power in weakness. 

Instead of telling the readers what power in weakness is and how to achieve it, the authors take the readers and show us through the lives of some of the elders that have these meekness quality. Poeole such as JI Packer, Eugene Peterson, and Dallas Willard.

This approach makes the book unique and rich. It really gives me a picture of what power in the Church and Church leadership should look like. It really makes me evaluate my approach in ministry even more.

I think this is a timely book when we look at the current state of church leadership. It offers a significant mind shift in terms if leadership and power in the church.

I would recommend this for all church leaders to reflect on.
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  • Catalogue Code 449155
  • Product Code 9780718022358
  • ISBN 0718022351
  • EAN 9780718022358
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2017
  • Sales Rank #48650
  • Dimensions 213 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.240kg

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