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The God of Intimacy and Action: Reconnecting Ancient Spiritual Practices, Evangelism, and Justice

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Praise for "The God of Intimacy and Action""Tony Campolo...and Mary Darling...are like gunpowder and a spark. The result is a dynamite book that many have been waiting a long time for."
--"Relevant Magazine"

"In 25 years, when we look back as journalists chronicling this era of religious reawakening--this book likely will turn up as a classic....This book is both a manifesto
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Jossey-Bass (first published July 9th 2007)
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I bought this book because of Tony Campolo, so I suppose it's not surprising that I was a little disappointed, since he only wrote small parts (the first 36 pages and a little bit at the end). The book is intended to be an explanation of how traditional spiritual practices can inform justice work in the world and vice versa. The explanations of the spiritual practices (centering prayer, lectio divina, and the prayer of examen) are clear if boring. But for a book that's supposed to connect spirit ...more
David Meldrum
If you're both a teenager and a Christian, it's likely that there are some far-off Christians who have a big impact on you. They may be speakers, writers, singers or something else ... but these are the people whose very existence convinces you that there's something in this, that it's going to be worth sticking with it. American preacher (and, I discovered later, sociologist - even though for a while I didn't know what one of those was) Tony Campolo was one of these. He wrote a handful of books ...more
I absolutely love this book. It inspired me deeply by putting words around how I want to live the rest of my life. I read this once a year.
Deanna Nickels
This book was assigned reading for a conference-wide event with Jim Winkler, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Churxh. It's not 'fun reading' but was excellent preparation for this action-related event. It connected spirituality with acting for justice ... so United Methodist! John Wesley was surely proud!
This is a great apologetic on why social justice is important - not something I needed an apologetic for, but it was encouraging to read an articulate and thoughtful explication on a topic of such personal interest.
This is a powerful book...don't remember how I came across it but it came into my life at just the right time. It deserves a second reading just to campture more of it.
Lisa Greer
It is good to see Campolo writing from a different angle. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and think adding some contemplation/stillness/silence into one's day is good for anybody.
This book has been very insightful... it's written half by Tony Campolo and half by Mary Albert Darling (who was trained in Spiritual Direction in the Jesuit Tradtion).
learned a lot about historical christian practices of studying, meditating on God's word and prayer.
Justin Gaynor
Great insights and helpful in my prayer life as I learn to be always in prayer.
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