*Excerpts*, VOLUME 7

The New Parish – Friesen / Soerens / Sparks [Excerpt]

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0830841156″ locale=”us” height=”300″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51glT4NrQ9L.jpg” width=”200″ alt=”The New Parish” ]One of my most anticipated books of 2014 is:

The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community
Dwight Friesen, Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks

Paperback: IVP Books, May 2014
Pre-order Now:   [ [easyazon-link asin=”0830841156″ locale=”us”]Amazon[/easyazon-link] ]
Here’s a blurb that I wrote for this book:
In The New Parish, Paul, Tim and Dwight offer a theologically rich vision of church life intertwined with the places we inhabit.  In stark contrast to the displacement and fragmentation that dominates our age, this important book calls us to slow down, become rooted, and experience a taste of the abundance and healing that God intends for all creation.  Church leaders take heed, the New Parish is, without question, the church of the future!
– C. Christopher Smith co-author,  SLOW CHURCH: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
Editor, The Englewood Review of Books

IVP has just released an excerpt of the book.  Check it out:


Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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