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Title:Strangers at My Door: An Experiment in Radical Hospitality
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Publisher:Convergent Books
ISBN:0307731952
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Non fiction, Christian, Religion, Memoir

Strangers at My Door: An Experiment in Radical Hospitality by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Strangers at My Door: An Experiment in Radical Hospitality Jesus Told Us Where to Find Him What If He Really Meant It b b b Jesus is never far away Just look for an outcast .

His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless the widows and the hungry and homeless He said that he himself was a stranger and commended those who welcomed him If he really meant these things what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need .

Jonathan and Leah Wilson Hartgrove decided to find out The author and his wife moved to the Walltown neighborhood in Durham North Carolina where they have been answering the door to anyone who knocks When they began they had little idea what might happen But they counted on God to show up .

In i Strangers at My Door i Wilson Hartgrove tells of risks and occasional disappointments But far more often there is joy surprise and excitement as strangers become friends mentors and helpers Immerse yourself in these inspiring eye opening accounts of people who arrive with real needs but ask only for an invitation to come in You will never view Jesus and the people he cares about the same way again

The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

Discussion around the bestseller i The Benedict Option i by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about Benedictine principles br br In an age where we might email a friend in Africa Skype a co worker in Brazil and teleconference with people in different time zones all in one day the sheer speed of life can be dizzying Like children stumbling off a merry go round says Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove we are grasping for something to anchor our lives in a sea of constant change br br In i The Wisdom of Stability i Wilson Hartgrove illuminates the biblical and monastic understanding of why staying in one place is both a virtue and good for you For the Christian tradition he writes the heart s true home is a life rooted in the love of God When we cultivate an inner stability of heart by rooting ourselves in the places where we live engaging the people we are with and by the simple rhythms of tending to body and soul true growth can happen i The Wisdom of Stability i is a must read for pastors leaders and anyone seeking an authentic path of Christian transformation br br i In whatever place you live do not easily leave it Abba Anthony i


New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church

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Strangers at My Door: An Experiment in Radical Hospitality

b Jesus Told Us Where to Find Him What If He Really Meant It b br b b br Jesus is never far away Just look for an outcast br br His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless the widows and the hungry and homeless He said that he himself was a stranger and commended those who welcomed him If he really meant these things what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need br br Jonathan and Leah Wilson Hartgrove decided to find out The author and his wife moved to the Walltown neighborhood in Durham North Carolina where they have been answering the door to anyone who knocks When they began they had little idea what might happen But they counted on God to show up br br In i Strangers at My Door i Wilson Hartgrove tells of risks and occasional disappointments But far more often there is joy surprise and excitement as strangers become friends mentors and helpers Immerse yourself in these inspiring eye opening accounts of people who arrive with real needs but ask only for an invitation to come in You will never view Jesus and the people he cares about the same way again


The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith

According to Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove faithful action is always inspired and sustained by common convictions the basic truths that have sustained God s people throughout every generation br br br em The Awakening of Hope em re presents Christian faith by beginning with stories of faithful witness and asking Why Why do Christians eat together Why do we fast Why would we rather die than kill These are the questions that help us see why creation and the fall covenant and community ethics and evangelism matter br br br This book and its accompanying DVD sold separately is a contemporary catechism celebrating lives and stories that wouldn t make sense if the gospel were not true And then going one step further this project shares the good news of Jesus and the way of life that he makes possible


God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel

This practical guide to the good life details how to enjoy a rich satisfying lifestyle no matter how much or how little money you have Rather than being at the mercy of unpredictable market factors you ll learn how to thrive in God s economy of abundance as you tap into a wealth of community and generosity


Free to Be Bound: Church Beyond the Color Line

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To Baghdad and Beyond: How I Got Born Again in Babylon

To Baghdad and Beyond is the story of a young evangelical couple who followed the conviction of their faith into a war zone and discovered an alternative to the violence of empires and the complicity of quietism in the third way of Jesus s beloved community Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove writes of his journey from a rural Southern Baptist church to Iraq in a time of war to a Christian community of hospitality in an urban neighborhood Excited by ways that Christian hope is taking concrete form Wilson Hartgrove describes a new monastic movement that is witnessing to a world at war that another way is possible


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Gebet und Engagement k nnen zusammenkommen das m ssen sie sogar Sonst haben wir wenig mehr als ein paar passive Gl ubige und etliche ersch pfte Aktivisten und keiner von beiden tut der Welt viel Gutes Wie das alte Bete und arbeite in der Welt von heute f r eine junge Generation aussieht das zeigt dieses Buch mit inspirierenden Beispielen


Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

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Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice Phrases like give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors take on new meaning when applied to feeding the hungry or advocating for international debt relief If you hope to see God change society you must be an ordinary radical who prays and then is ready to become the answer to your own prayers


Gott antwortet anders, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals, New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church, God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel, To Baghdad and Beyond: How I Got Born Again in Babylon, The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith, Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion, Free to Be Bound: Church Beyond the Color Line, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture, Strangers at My Door: An Experiment in Radical Hospitality