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A mission that is truly good news to the people in its path With contributions from Viv Grigg Craig and Nayhouy Greenfield Derek Engdahl Jean Luc Krieg Chris Heuertz Darren Prince Jose Penate Aceves John Hayes and Ash Barker this book brings together a chorus of voices at the front lines of what God is doing through the new friar communit. It's almost a report from the field as much as it is an analysis of a movement The marks of this new friar mission movement as some call it are incarnational missional marginal devotional communal Chapter 3 helped me see the various roles people come FROM in order to live among marginal people remainers relocators and returners Each has their contributing strengths to offerI liked the emphasis on story in chapter 4 Only by locating ourselves in God's greater story can we find and channel hope into the smaller stories we inhabit I like getting this glimpse from the inside It reminds me of CS Lewis's essay Meditation in a Toolshed 'Looking' Along vs 'Looking At' Yes let those on the inside say what they see They see it in a way that nobody else couldMissional Yes the point of these new communities is not isolationism but transformation both of themselves and the communities they link withMarginal Resist the pull of false centers good point Poverty dehumanizes good point um but back in chapter 4 wealth was named an enemy Elsewhere this chapter got too mystical for me My takeaway what center do we revolve aroundDevotional Excellent reminder for our school We've held on to morning devotions rotating among 5 disciplines through all the years since I first came in 1996 Practicing devotion together is a great re unifier We are shaped by what we're saturated in which is why incarnation must always be paired with devotion Good warnings to activists and educators alike We must beware getting caught up in our busyness frantically running from one crisis to the next in a cycle that looks less like loving the Messiah and like trying to become oneCommunal Rich with thoughtfulness In the mainstream with its illusion of unlimited relational possibilities we can counter dissatisfaction in relationships by simply moving on in search ofintimacy only as virtual embrace At times I detect eisegesis a typical error among us who are passionate about our ministries They read their own ways of doing things back into the Biblical text inserting their philosophy of ministry between the lines Examples chapter 4 says Jesus taught that wealth and worldly success are the enemies of the kingdom I'd like to find that passage in the Bible if it's there Chapter 7's Weightlessness of communal simplicity is less blatant While I agree with the principle of simplicity I reject the argument from silence pushed here All in all however these logical strayings don't detract from the book's main ideasEven timelier as we repeatedly ask ourselves how we can help flood victims here in ThailandThanks DanielI need to read this Cross pollination from people outside my denominational circles but inside orthodoxy helps me grow Also good to help me see a very different model of missions Imagine a vision for God's kingdom that starts by learning FROM the marginalized and eventually letting the marginalized take over the vision This book certainly helps me think of the possibilities beyond my own comfortable socioeconomic status But it also doesn't pull punches No romanticizationTimely reading too as we try to be a real help to some local friends in need

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Living MissionThere is a new trend afoot one that goes against the prevailing Western model influenced by the values and principles of international commerce Presented here are five signs of life showcased by this network of movements best referred to as new friars God's kingdom in the hands of the people of God the contributors to this book show us is. I will be the first to admit I struggle with being objective in rating this book because I respect the writers so much and believe in what they believe That said I do think that this book well describes the core and biblical values of the new apostolic movements amongst the urban poor It describes through western eyes a movement that is small but growing multi national and reflective of the new missions movement of from every country to every country Different leaders of different organizations take time to spell out what it looks like and what founds urban work done incarnationally amongst the urban poor It is incarnational missional marginal devotional and communal am I forgetting any The book is a challenging mirror to think about the decisions we make in how we are following God whether God has called you to this sort of work or not Definitely recommend

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Living Mission Characters ð 100 Â [PDF / Epub] ✐ Living Mission ☃ Scott A. Bessenecker – There is a new trend afoot one that goes against the prevailing Western model influenced by the values and principles of international commerce Presented here are five signs of life showcased by this There is a new trend afFirst and foremost incarnational which leads necessarily to gospel witness that is devotional communal missional and marginal With a survey of the history of new friar movements and commentary by forerunner this seminal book edited by Scott A Bessenecker paints a picture of mission that is new only because it has been neglected for so long. While Bessenecker and the contributors distnguish between new friars and new monastics this volume would make an excellent companion parallel to 12 Marks of New Monasticism