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As our Advent gift to you, we will be uploading the audio recordings from the main sessions of the “A Rooted People: Church, Place and Agriculture in an Urban World” conference.  (Click here for the conference website and more info on the conference).

[ Click here for the first installment of these recordings… ]

Talk #3 – Keynote Talk
“Introduction to ECHO
” – Martin Price
Martin is the former Director of Educational Concerns For Hunger Organization (ECHO) in Ft. Myers, FL.

Talk #4 – Evening Storytelling
“The Story of God, The Story of Us”
– Sean Gladding

Sean is a member of the Communality community in Lexington, KY and author of the new book THE STORY OF GOD, THE STORY OF US  (Read our review… ).



836321: The Story of God, the Story of Us: Getting Lost & Found in the Bible Review:

The Story of God, the Story of Us:
Getting Lost & Found in the Bible

By Sean Gladding.
Paperback: IVP Books, 2010.
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Reviewed by Chris Smith.

For ten years now, Sean Gladding has been orally telling the biblical story with groups around the United States.  What started as a Bible study for a group of people who had little familiarity with scripture, Gladding has refined his telling of the scriptural story over the last decade and has now been published by IVP Books as The Story of God, The Story of Us: Getting Lost and Found in the Bible.   One of the big shifts that Gladding made early on in this narrative project was to move from talking about the biblical story to telling it as a story, and this change is one of the strengths of his work in book format.  The Old Testament story is told from the perspective of a group of Israelites suffering under the weight of the Babylonian exile.  A wise sage spins the tale of the history of Israel and all creation up to that time with the hope of encouraging younger Israelites who are struggles with the challenges of life in exile.  Gladding does a superb job of emphasizing the central theme of hope throughout the Old Testament story.  For instance, he concludes the telling of the Old Testament story: “The Old man takes the arm of the young musician and leaves with his people, who depart in near silence, nurturing the flame of hope that has been kindled in them, daring to believe that the story is not yet over.”

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A sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released book:

The Story of God, The Story of Us.
Sean Gladding.
Paperback: IVP Books, 2010.
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