Christian Intentional Community – A Reading List

October 25, 2018

 

 

Last weekend, we hosted the annual retreat of the Nurturing Communities Network (NCN) here at Englewood Christian Church.

 

NCN is

“an informal and growing network of Christ-centered intentional communities. Older established communities connect with novice communities for the purpose of learning from each other, encouragement and growing.  This happens through visits, regional and local gatherings, meals together, and many conversations.  The hope is mutual encouragement in Jesus’ way of simplicity, justice and peace.”

 

I was inspired by this retreat to compile the following list of books that offer diverse perspectives on life in Christian intentional community. (Some of these titles are recommended on the NCN Resource list.)
 
If you are curious about Christian intentional community, I encourage you to take a look at some of these books, and the NCN website.

 

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

 

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Jean Vanier

A rich and compelling exploration of life in Christian community by the founder of the L’Arche communities. Contemporary society is the product of the disintegration of more or less natural or familial groupings. People are afraid, uncertain – and shut themselves away. But they need companions and their ideals; in short, they need Community.

 

READ an excerpt of this book

 

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