New Book Offers a Fresh Look at Scripture
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 19, 2010—Resource Publications announces the availability
of Risk-Shaped Discipleship. This book strives to help the church
and its members engage in the business of living out the faith in a world
where change is unavoidable and where the articulation of a theology of
change and a spirituality of risk are prerequisites for the journey deeper
into God. With dozens of pointed discussion questions that squarely face
the realities of the 21st century, this book takes as its starting point
the reality of change, and it seeks to explore how change may be seen positively
by the church. It also seeks to help reinvigorate its teaching and ministry
and the way in which Christians understand their spiritual journey.
Change is seen not only as a welcome dynamic of the life of faith, but
as the very source of unexpected and transformative encounters with God
and the transcendent. For God is forever coming into the world, ceaselessly
creating and opening up rich possibilities for new beginnings. Reflection
questions make this book useful for individuals and also for groups wanting
to generate a meaningful discussion about how Christianity is to be lived
responsibly and creatively in the world.
On Going Deeper
into the Life of God
208 pages, 5½" x 8½"
How do you live out your faith when everything is changing so fast?
To those filled with anxiety, fear, and pessimism, Terry Biddington turns
the question on its head: How could you possibly live out your faith if
the times were not changing? After all, God is all about creativity; creation
is all about wonder; the gospel is all about the unexpected. And the Christian
church is—or should be—all about improvising to the tune of hope, personified
in the dance of one Jesus of Nazareth. It's risky. It's difficult. It's
deep into the life of God.
The Rev. Terry Biddington holds an M.A. in theology
from Manchester University, and a PhD. from Leeds University in 16th Century
Spanish religious verse. He is Anglican Chaplain to the three universities
of the Manchester Higher Education Community in Manchester, UK.
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