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Gracious Christianity: Living the Love We Profess

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What does our culture think of when the word Christian is mentioned? Unfortunately, stereotypes and misconceptions abound, and those who follow Christ are sometimes considered mean-spirited, narrow-minded, and uncharitable.
Douglas Jacobsen and Rodney Sawatsky provide a blueprint for recovering a vibrant faith as they demonstrate how believers can manifest the fruit of the
Paperback, 140 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Baker Academic
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May 20, 2008 Lori rated it liked it
Very quick & easy read...lots of references to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity within. One good reminder I took from the authors was that being a Christian doesn't lift us above the human condition...instead, it calls us to participate and live life in a new & improved way. It's easy to sometimes get into that habit of thinking that just because we do the "good Christian things" in life (i.e. going to church, reading & studying the Bible, charity work, etc.) that we're somehow separate ...more
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Jun 26, 2015 Jason Lyle rated it it was amazing
It is amazing how much Christians today miss the only written commandment of Jesus and that is to love. This book highlights that love that Jesus commands in all different facets of Christianity.
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Aug 19, 2011 Rylan McQuade rated it liked it
On the plus side of good. I was surprised by the authors' willingness to discuss Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish beliefs alongside each other without compromising what they themselves believe. Both authors, like their book, are graciously humble.
Jul 24, 2011 Stephen rated it liked it

This is a good foundational piece on the Christian faith. The authors do a very good job of covering the basic tenants of the Christian faith while avoiding the jargon of so many traditions.
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I actually like this book enough to keep it at the end of the school year :)
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Douglas Jacobsen (PhD, University of Chicago) is distinguished professor of church history and theology at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
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