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It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian : How the Community of God Transforms Lives - Tod E. Bolsinger

It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian

How the Community of God Transforms Lives

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781587430893
Number Of Pages: 208

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Tod Bolsinger challenges Christians to rediscover the essential nature of God as a Triune community. By doing so, says Bolsinger, the church will recover its vitality as a truly life-transforming communion. Focusing on daily living issues, the book engages writers including John Calvin and Richard Foster. Reclaiming a true trinitarian practical theology will allow Christians to reawaken and nourish a spirituality that is communal, not merely consumerist or individualistic. It will create Christian communities in which God transforms believers together into the likeness of Christ. It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian is designed for pastors, worship leaders, evangelists, and other church leaders.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introduction: A Latte, Some Friends, and the Trinityp. 11
In Search of Exceptional Lives
It Takes a Church to Raise a Christianp. 21
Come for Supper!p. 28
History and Theology: Forming Exceptional Lives
God's Spectacular Intentionp. 41
The Transforming Communionp. 56
Living the Trinityp. 70
An Exceptional Community: Life-Transforming Practices
Transforming Worship I: Performing for Godp. 85
Transforming Worship II: Worship That Changes Thingsp. 93
Transforming Word I: Look, Listen, Live!p. 109
Transforming World II: Reading at the Tablep. 127
Transforming Witness I: Praying with Jesusp. 137
Transforming Witness II: Discernment and Wisdomp. 150
Transforming Witness III: Ministry and Gloryp. 156
Conclusion: People of the Table--A Spirituality of Fellowship and Followingp. 165
Notesp. 175
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9781587430893
ISBN-10: 1587430894
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.35

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