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By Jenny Duckworth,Justin Duckworth,Charles Ringma

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ISBN-13: 9781498213110

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opposed to the Tide, in the direction of the dominion is the tale of the city imaginative and prescient neighborhood in New Zealand. This ebook recounts the tale of a bunch of younger Christian adults who over the past fifteen years have relocated to the colourful ends in their urban to percentage existence with those who find themselves suffering, homeless, unwell, terrible, missed, or differently marginalized. The group has grown over the years to seven neighborhoods the place on any given day you'll locate "Urban Visionites" transforming into greens amidst the concrete, educating English to refugees, supplying substitute teaching programs to out of faculty young children, fostering teenagers, doing church with the homeless, providing friendship to the mentally ailing, roasting reasonable exchange espresso, working young ones golf equipment, mothers teams, tenant conferences or simply sharing one more cup of tea with their buddies. in truth sharing is an effective precis of the entire form of this fascinating circulate. They proportion houses, nutrients, cash, automobiles, jobs, prayers, goals, conversations, enjoyable, tears, ache, desire, therapeutic, transformation . . . they percentage the complete of existence with one another and with their acquaintances. They stay the gospel, this excellent news of Jesus.

"As you turn via those pages, you're feeling your soul begin to breathe larger. it's a name to damage loose from all that suffocates us and to reside with the recklessness and innocence of the lilies and sparrows. Justin and Jenny not just invite you to reject the counterfeit elegance and empty supplies yet they aspect you in the direction of new rhythms and holy conduct that circulate the realm a bit towards God's dream for it."
-Shane Claiborne
author, activist, convalescing sinner

"Honest and deeply reflective, Jenny and Justin Duckworth have granted us a window at the good looks, the mess, the enjoyment, and the discomfort of missional neighborhood. What they've got came across is that we will be able to stay fuller, extra gracious lives in neighborhood, venture, and contemplation than we will by means of residing in our fortresses. This trip opposed to the tide of a consumption-oriented tradition would require us to place to loss of life our tiresome and lonely lives of scrumptious self-absorption, however the promise of discovery and experience in our voyage to a extra sustainable and simplified lifetime of shalom is painted for us with such remarkable honesty and wonder that we're pressured to set out at the waka. this isn't a e-book, it really is a call for participation. i encourage you not only to learn it, yet to just accept it."
-Scott Bessenecker
Associate Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

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