One

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ISBN: 9781493406524
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 208
Author: Deidra Riggs
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online One in PDF and EPUB Jesus didn't say that the world would know we are his followers by our biting rhetoric, our political leanings, our charity work, or even by our knowledge of Scripture. He said the world would know us by our love for one another. Yet it's so easy to put others at arm's length, to lash out, to put up walls. Deidra Riggs wants us to put our focus on self-preservation aside and, like Jesus, make the first move toward reconciliation. In One, Riggs shows readers that when Jesus offered himself up in our place, he was not only purchasing our salvation but also setting an example for us to follow. She helps readers understand that they are secure in God's inexhaustible love, making them free to love others lavishly--not just in what they do but in what they say, what they don't say, what they will endure, and what they will forgive. Anyone who longs for unity in the church, in their family, and in their community will find in this book both inspiring examples of loving done well and encouragement to begin the often unnoticed hard work of building bridges with those around them.


One

Filename: one.pdf
ISBN: 0801018439
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 208
Author: Deidra Riggs
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online One in PDF and EPUB Jesus didn't say that the world would know we are his followers by our biting rhetoric, our political leanings, our charity work, or even by our knowledge of Scripture. He said the world would know us by our love for one another. Yet it's so easy to put others at arm's length, to lash out, to put up walls. Deidra Riggs wants us to put our focus on self-preservation aside and, like Jesus, make the first move toward reconciliation. In One, Riggs shows readers that when Jesus offered himself up in our place, he was not only purchasing our salvation but also setting an example for us to follow. She helps readers understand that they are secure in God's inexhaustible love, making them free to love others lavishly--not just in what they do but in what they say, what they don't say, what they will endure, and what they will forgive. Anyone who longs for unity in the church, in their family, and in their community will find in this book both inspiring examples of loving done well and encouragement to begin the often unnoticed hard work of building bridges with those around them.


Disunity in Christ

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ISBN: 9780830864959
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Number of pages: 220
Author: Christena Cleveland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Disunity in Christ in PDF and EPUB Winner of a 2013 Leadership Journal Book Award ("Our Very Short List" in "The Leader's Outer Life" category) 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don't look like us, don't act like us and don't even like what we like. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions. Learn: Why I think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the same Why little differences often become big sources of conflict Why categorizing others is often automatic and helpful but can also have sinister side effects Why we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid it Why women think men are judging them more negatively than men actually are, and vice versa Why choices of language can actually affect unity With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Learn why Christians who have a heart for unity have such a hard time actually uniting. The author provides real insight for ministry leaders who have attempted to build bridges across boundaries. Here are the tools we need to understand how we can overcome the hidden forces that divide us.


Count to One God s Plan for Christian Unity

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ISBN: 9781946466082
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Number of pages:
Author: Bishop Robert Gosselin
Publisher: Certa Publishing

Download and read online Count to One God s Plan for Christian Unity in PDF and EPUB The prayer of Jesus in John 17 was that His Church would be one, and that together we would display the glory of God to a lost and dying world. Our unity would prove our message. Sadly, we’ve badly missed the mark.


Roadmap to Reconciliation

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ISBN: 9780830844425
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Number of pages: 142
Author: Brenda Salter McNeil
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Roadmap to Reconciliation in PDF and EPUB We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? Based on her extensive consulting experiences with colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shows us how to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice.


Embrace

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Release Date: 2016-09-12
Number of pages: 192
Author: Leroy Barber
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Embrace in PDF and EPUB The walls between us seem impenetrable. We live in an age of strife and division. Factors such as race, class, values and lifestyles keep us from connecting with others in meaningful ways. It's easy to avoid or ignore those who make us uncomfortable and those we just do not like, but God's call to the church is to do just the opposite. Leroy Barber has spent decades pursuing reconciliation and justice amongst groups of vastly diverse people. He knows the challenge of embracing those who are difficult to embrace, yet he advocates that the way to radical shalom on earth is through pursuing these relationships. We have the opportunity as the people of God to bring true peace and unity to a world that desperately needs it. Embrace the challenge to show a divided world the bridge-building power of God's love.


The Genius of One

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ISBN: 9781631466328
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Greg Holder
Publisher: NavPress

Download and read online The Genius of One in PDF and EPUB The world is fractured. Tensions are high, patience is low, and goodwill is hard to come by. In The Genius of One, author and pastor Greg Holder reminds us of the high value Jesus and his early followers placed on community and offers guidance for how to see and relate to one another in emotionally and spiritually healthy ways so that we, the church, can fulfill Jesus’ prayer for us and model a better way of loving one another in a fractured world. Tracing back to a prayer Jesus prayed on the worst night of his life, “That they”—that we—“would be one,” Holder takes his readers on a winding journey from that glorious prayer to the practical realities of everyday life. For those who cling to the hope that God is still at work, this book will both stir a deeper longing for a better way and provide practical steps toward that way.


The Power of Uncommon Unity

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ISBN: 9780768484793
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Number of pages: 256
Author: Joey LeTourneau
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

Download and read online The Power of Uncommon Unity in PDF and EPUB Discover the Secret to Turning the World Upside Down! Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said… “that they may be one just as We are one.” (John 17:1, 22) Division feeds powerlessness. The longer the church remains divided and disconnected from each other, the longer it will take to accomplish the work Jesus has assigned us to do. You may be thinking, “I’m just one person. What can I do to bring God’s people together and promote unity in the body of Christ?” Joey LeTourneau’s book shows you how to: Become a catalyst that releases uncommon unity in your unique sphere of influence Recognize your identity and essential role in the global community of God Receive and release vision that transforms culture Position yourself to sow into future generations and empower emerging leaders It is time for you to access the secrets to walking in the same dynamic presence and power of God that were normal for the first century Church and play your part in turning the world upside down!


Enjoy

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ISBN: 9781601428523
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Number of pages: 240
Author: Trillia Newbell
Publisher: Multnomah

Download and read online Enjoy in PDF and EPUB Is It Okay to Enjoy This Life? Watching a gorgeous sunset. Sharing a laugh with a friend. Tasting a sun-ripened strawberry. Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creator has given. But do you feel free to delight in God's abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear of idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness of sin's effects on this world? Trillia Newbell explains how we often miss opportunities to participate in God's divine delight because we're discouraged, fixated on selfish fulfillment, or paralyzed by guilt. Enjoy serves as an encouraging reminder of God's gracious gifts and also challenges women to view all of these gifts--from relationships and careers to food and sex--as reasons to rejoice in the Lord and grow in our understanding and appreciation of who He is. This thought-provoking book invites you to explore the truth of God's Word and discover how to nurture daily a spirit of gratitude and deep satisfaction. Enjoy will open your eyes and your heart to the freedom of fully enjoying all God has given us!


The Ordinary Virtues

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ISBN: 9780674976276
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages: 272
Author: Michael Ignatieff
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online The Ordinary Virtues in PDF and EPUB Introduction: Moral globalization and its discontents -- Jackson Heights, New York: Diversity Plaza -- Los Angeles: the moral operating systems of global cities -- Rio de Janeiro: order, corruption, and public trust -- Bosnia: war and reconciliation -- Myanmar: the politics of moral narrative -- Fukushima: resilience and the unimaginable -- South Africa: after the rainbow -- Conclusion: Human rights, global ethics, and the ordinary virtues


Divided in Unity

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ISBN: 0226297845
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 383
Author: Andreas Glaeser
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Divided in Unity in PDF and EPUB More than a decade after unification, Germany remains deeply divided. Following East and West German police officers on their patrols through the newly-united city of Berlin and observing how they make sense of one another in a fast-changing environment, Andreas Glaeser explains how East-West boundaries have been maintained by the interactions of institutions, practices, and cultural forms-including diverging patterns of understanding rooted in vastly different social systems, readily revived Cold War images, the continuing search for an adequate response to Germany's Nazi past, and the politics and organization of unification, which impose highly asymmetrical burdens on east and west. Glaeser also leverages his ethnography to develop an innovative approach to studying identity formation processes. Central to his theory is an emphasis on the exchange of identifications and the particular ways in which they are deployed and recognized in interpretations, narratives, and performances as parts of face-to-face encounters, political discourses, and organizational practices.


Shalom Sistas

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ISBN: 151380149X
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages:
Author: Osheta Moore
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

Download and read online Shalom Sistas in PDF and EPUB SHə·lōm' / sis‧ta: A woman who loves people, follows the Prince of Peace, and never gives up her sass. Shalom, the Hebrew word often translated as "peace," was a far cry from blogger and podcaster Osheta Moore's crazy life. Like a lot of women, she loved God's dream for a world that is whole, vibrant, and flourishing. But honestly: who's got the time? So one night she whispered a dangerous prayer: God, show me the things that make for peace. In Shalom Sistas, Moore shares what she learned when she challenged herself to study peace in the Bible for forty days. Taking readers through the twelve points of the Shalom Sistas' Manifesto, Moore experiments with practices of everyday peacemaking and invites readers to do the same. From dropping "love bombs" on a family vacation, to talking to the coach who called her son the n-word, to spreading shalom with a Swiffer, Moore offers bold steps for crossing lines between black and white, suburban and urban, rich and poor. What if a bunch of Jesus-following women catch a vision of a vibrant, whole, flourishing world? What happens when Shalom Sistas unite?


The Divided Era

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ISBN: 1626341990
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages: 464
Author: Thomas Del Beccaro
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Llc

Download and read online The Divided Era in PDF and EPUB The larger our governments, the greater the competition for their spoils—therefore our divisions. “There simply is so much at stake today. As a result, our governments that benefit so many, employ so many, and tax so widely—in short our governments that pick so many winners and losers—are understandably subject to an intense competition for their control.” So writes author Thomas Del Beccaro in this fascinating study of the history of political unity and division in the US, from the Revolution to the adoption of the Constitution, the Civil War through Reconstruction, The Gilded Age to our present Divided Era. While we have had our conflicts over large issues and the role of government in the past, and still do today, an emerging cause of the partisanship and division we now know today did not exist at our nation's founding. Our governments were smaller, levied minimal taxes, and thus held out fewer spoils for citizens to fight over. Can the US find its way back to being a less divided country? Yes, says Del Beccaro, but only if citizens understand the growing source of our divisions: ever larger governments. Americans must demand that government shrink back to a less divisive size and scope and support leaders capable of setting unifying goals—for which Del Beccaro offers five key strategies. In fact, the consequences of not slimming the behemoth governments—federal, state, and local—will only lead to an ever widening divide, and more acrimonious and harmful partisanship. The Divided Era lays out the case for smaller government, more responsive political leadership, and ultimately a more cohesive citizenry.


One

Filename: one.pdf
ISBN: 9780857218209
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Number of pages: 256
Author: Steve Clifford
Publisher: Monarch Books

Download and read online One in PDF and EPUB One explores the personal journey of Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance. It explores the challenges of unity as outworked both in his day-to-day marriage and home life, and national and international relations. Unity is what drives him – but not just for unity’s sake. In bringing people together, we are following the John 17 mandate to show the immense love of God, who sent his Son for us. We connect to a shared mission, whether it’s nurturing a church culture which is increasingly confident in the gospel, getting involved in community action or lobbying the government for a better society. The Church is the key to long-lasting change in the world – by working in unity we can transform our communities with the good news of Jesus.


The Unity Factor One Lord One Church One Mission

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ISBN: 9781880595909
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 47
Author:
Publisher: Christian's Library Press

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