Best-selling author David Augsburger explains and advocates for a tri-polar spirituality--Christian life and energy centered on God, care of neighbor, and care of self.
The practice of radical attachment -- "Not believing in Jesus, but believing Jesus and believing what Jesus believed" (core christology) -- The practice of stubborn loyalty -- "True community : where the person you like least always is; if that person dies or disappears, a worse takes the place" (solidarity in community) -- The practice of tenacious serenity -- "Let go, let come, let be, let God; get up, get going, get to it" (willing obedience) -- The practice of habitual humility -- "Humility claimed is pride renamed" (unpretentious personhood) -- The practice of resolute nonviolence -- "Because my life is in God's hands, I will never take my enemy's life into my hands" (the way of the cross) -- The practice of concrete service -- "The best service ever seen, goes unseen, the best servants are at their best, secrets" (concern for others) -- The practice of authentic witness -- "Preach the Gospel at all times; if necessary, use words" (faithful presence) -- The practice of subversive spirituality -- "My nationality, Christian. my discipleship : dissident. my spirituality, subversive" (dissident discipleship).
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Published: 1st June 2006
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group