[Springboard] New Book for book Study
Ellen & David Rebstock
grapevin2 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 13:06:13 CDT 2009
Some of us have been doing a book study every week via conference call. The
most recent book was The Big Sort by Bill Bishop. A week from next Tuesday
we are starting a book by Brian McLaren
called "Everything Must Change -- Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of
McLaren says that Jesus message of hope is an invitation to both personal
and global transformation. It is a radical chalenge to the underlying
stories that drive our suicidal systems--social, economic, and political.
It invites us to imagine what would happen:
- If people of faith moved beyond political polarization and a few
hot-button issues to the deeper questions nobody is asking.
- If the world's leading nations spent less on weapons and more on
peace-making,, poverty-alleviation, and creation-care
- If a renewed understanding of Jesus and his message sparked a profound
spiritual awakening in a global movement of faith, hope, and love.
- If we believed that god's will really coulf be done on earth and not just
This is not a "What would Jesus do" book as much as it is a spiritual book
offering up a fresh vision of what it means to be a person of faith.
Bill Bailey said after reading the first part of the book that "It sends us
back to the things we were discussing in the late sixties and early
seventies in the Ecumentical Institute."
it encourages us to reflect on where we and the world have come to since
The hard copy of the book is available on Amazon for 10.91 and the soft
cover version is released today by Amazon, coincidentaly.
The book has 34 short chapters in 8 Parts. We will discuss the Introduction
and Part 1 on Tuesday September 22 at 5pm Pacific Daylight time. Because the
chapters are short we will try to do two parts a week after that and maybe
one part a week toward the end. You can log in to the conference call
by dialing 269-320-8400 and entering the access code 881373
I'll try to get an outline or chart out for the first call next week.
This is his web site
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