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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Anthony B Robinson; Robert W Wall
|Description:||xi, 286 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Why Acts? Why now? --
Introducing Acts to a congregation of faithful readers --
Called to be church (Acts 1) --
Bold witness: preaching as if something is at stake (Acts 2) --
Christian community: life and death together (Acts 4-5) --
Conflict resolution and decision making within a healthy congregation (Acts 6) --
The Holy Spirit and the life of the church (Acts 8) --
Conversion and transformation: the case of Saul (Acts 9) --
The gospel in a multicultural world: the case of Peter (Acts 10) --
The challenge of change in the church (Acts 15) --
Resurrection practices: the marks of discipleship (Acts 16) --
Spirituality: its lure and danger (Acts 17) --
Leadership for the church (Acts 20) --
The uneasy relationship of church and state (Acts 25) --
Concluding reflections --
A few recommended commentaries on Acts.
|Responsibility:||Anthony B. Robinson & Robert W. Wall.|
Biblical scholar Robert Wall and pastoral leader Anthony Robinson here join forces to bring the "Acts of the Apostles" forward to our time as a resource for congregational renewal and transformation. Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, the fifteen chapters of "Called to Be Church" each first interpret the text of "Acts" as Scripture and then engage "Acts" for today's church. The book dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church then and now - such issues as conflict resolution, pluralism and multiculturalism, sexuality, money, church and state, the role of the Holy Spirit, and more. Enhanced by study questions at the end of each chapter, "Called to Be Church" will lend itself especially well to small-group study within congregations. Pastors, lay readers, students, and ordinary believers alike will find the book helpful and inspiring.
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