Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

A Presence That Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship [Paperback]

Our Price $ 14.44  
Retail Value $ 16.99  
You Save $ 2.55  (15%)  
Item Number 149046  
Buy New $14.44
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   171
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.22" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.53"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   Liguori Publications
ISBN  0764808486  
EAN  9780764808487  


Availability  0 units.


Item Description...
Overview
This powerful, moving, and "disturbing" book looks at the contemporary issues that block the attainment of a revitalized Church--a Church united rather than fragmented, a Church tuned to justice for all rather than to provincial myopia. A Presence That Disturbs will engage the general reader and the specialist alike with a fresh perspective on what it means to follow Christ. Three themes garnered from Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl underpin the message of this book. To live you must choose: you must not let life "just happen." To love you must encounter: you must know that human encounter is the only authentic way to know and love. To grow you must suffer: you must know that suffering can be a vehicle of growth, a chance for redemption, a way to turn ourselves to the outside. Tony Gittins discusses these themes in the context of the search for meaning. The new lease on life endowed by the Holy Spirit, the function of imaginative ministry, the communitas of true discipleship, and the radical actions of Jesus' ministry are just a few of the ideas explored in the quest for a new understanding of discipleship. "Authentic Christianity," says Gittins, "is outreaching and encountering; it communicates and ministers. Christianity, like its sibling, Judaism, does not produce complacency, but complicity or participation with others. These pages are an invitation to renewed discipleship and an appeal to radical Christianity in the footsteps and in the Spirit of Jesus, who prayed that his followers be one in Him."

Publishers Description
This powerful, moving, and "disturbing" book looks at the contemporary issues that block the attainment of a revitalized Church--a Church united rather than fragmented, a Church tuned to justice for all rather than to provincial myopia. "A Presence That Disturbs" will engage the general reader and the specialist alike with a fresh perspective on what it means to follow Christ.
Three themes garnered from Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl underpin the message of this book. To live you must choose: you must not let life "just happen." To love you must encounter: you must know that human encounter is the only authentic way to know and love. To grow you must suffer: you must know that suffering can be a vehicle of growth, a chance for redemption, a way to turn ourselves to the outside.
Tony Gittins discusses these themes in the context of the search for meaning. The new lease on life endowed by the Holy Spirit, the function of imaginative ministry, the communitas of true discipleship, and the radical actions of Jesus' ministry are just a few of the ideas explored in the quest for a new understanding of discipleship.
"Authentic Christianity," says Gittins, "is outreaching and encountering; it communicates and ministers. Christianity, like its sibling, Judaism, does not produce complacency, but complicity or participation with others. These pages are an invitation to renewed discipleship and an appeal to radical Christianity in the footsteps and in the Spirit of Jesus, who prayed that his followers be one in Him."
View sample pages.
"Paperback"

Buy A Presence That Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship by Anthony J. Gittins from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780764808487 & 0764808486

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of A Presence That Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship by Anthony J. Gittins today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Anthony J. Gittins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Discipleship   [1869  similar products]



Similar Products
Contemplation in Action
Contemplation in Action
Item: 49655

Ministry at the Margins: Strategy and Spirituality for Mission
Ministry at the Margins: Strategy and Spirituality for Mission
Item: 118833



Reviews - What do our customers think?

Be the first to write a review about A Presence That Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support