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A Practical Christianity

Working On Transforming Our Lives

by Jane Shaw

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £8.99
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published:May 2012
ISBN:978-0-281-06816-6
Review:
Why does Jesus advise his disciples to shake the dust off their feet at places where they are not welcomed? Perhaps at the heart of this lies a preparedness for a life of rejection and alienation in this world. We may be at times unwelcomed, so this is utterly wise. Using this brave proposal Jane Shaw maps out for us a practical faith. This message is a timeless if uncomfortable one in an era of growing cultural hostility and cynicism. This is a subversive call away from wanting to be liked, to a bolstered existence where conviction and courage, strengthen our life of faith.
There are historical threads as well as a contemporary feel to this writing. In five chapters a considerable ask is graciously laid out before us. This book is thought-provoking and could be transformative, if fully inhabited. Great ideals..... Here’s to living the life!

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Reviewer: Johnny Douglas   (25/08/12)
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