By Jenny Duckworth,Justin Duckworth,Charles Ringma

ISBN-10: 1498213111

ISBN-13: 9781498213110

ISBN-10: 1608998673

ISBN-13: 9781608998678

opposed to the Tide, in the direction of the dominion is the tale of the city imaginative and prescient group in New Zealand. This booklet 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 lifestyles with those people who are suffering, homeless, unwell, bad, missed, or in a different way marginalized. The neighborhood has grown through the years to seven neighborhoods the place on any given day you'll locate "Urban Visionites" starting to be greens amidst the concrete, educating English to refugees, supplying substitute teaching programs to out of college children, fostering teenagers, doing church with the homeless, delivering friendship to the mentally sick, roasting reasonable exchange espresso, operating teenagers golf equipment, mothers teams, tenant conferences or simply sharing yet one more cup of tea with their buddies. in reality sharing is an effective precis of the complete form of this interesting circulation. They percentage houses, nutrition, funds, autos, jobs, prayers, desires, conversations, enjoyable, tears, soreness, wish, therapeutic, transformation . . . they percentage the complete of lifestyles 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 greater. it's a name to wreck 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 delivers yet they aspect you in the direction of new rhythms and holy behavior that movement the realm a bit in the direction of God's dream for it."
-Shane Claiborne
author, activist, getting better sinner

"Honest and deeply reflective, Jenny and Justin Duckworth have granted us a window at the attractiveness, the mess, the enjoyment, and the ache of missional neighborhood. What they've got chanced on is that we will be able to stay fuller, extra gracious lives in group, venture, and contemplation than we will by way of residing in our extended family 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 notable honesty and wonder that we're pressured to set out at the waka. this isn't a publication, it's a call for participation. i beg you not only to learn it, yet to simply accept it."
-Scott Bessenecker
Associate Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

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