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Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus

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CREATING MISSIONAL COMMUNITY

Down We Go is a practitioner’s guide for creating and cultivating missional community. It’s based on the idea of living into the Beatitudes, and explores what it means to follow Jesus into the hard places of suffering, inequality, and injustice in order to cultivate, hope, beauty, justice, equality, generosity and healing.

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Nook, 276 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Civitas Press LLC (first published May 31st 2011)
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Megan
Jun 10, 2014 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This author speaks the Truth with a capital T, a truth that is sometimes hard to read let alone live: in order to really follow Jesus, you have to go against the grain of American ideas of success and go down to live and love those who are not on their way up. I am giving this four stars only because it gets a bit repetitious about midway through, but gets five stars for the ideas presented here. I nearly underlined the first half of the book because each sentence captured a truth that every Chr ...more
Andrew
Apr 18, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best books on what it means to live a life of discipleship that I have read in a long time. Chapter after chapter I found myself resonating with the author and affirming the points she makes. I cannot begin to capture all that I liked about this book in a simple review, but an indication of its weight in my life is the extent to which it has compelled me to reexamine my lifestyle and step out into new areas in pursuit of the downwardly mobile life. I would love to use this boo ...more
Abbie Watters
Dec 06, 2011 Abbie Watters rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I just finished Down We Go by Kathy Escobar. It’s a totally compelling read about following Jesus into the downwardly mobile life that was taught in the Gospels. It is based on the Beatitudes and the 12 Step programs that teach us a new way of living. I would love to think I had the courage to follow – I know I’m going to try. I started reading it because it was recommended as a companion book for the Presbyterian Women’s study of the Beatitudes this year. I feel like it really made an impressio ...more
Steve Palm-houser
"Maybe wholeness begins with accepting our brokenness,” Kathy Escobar writes. "Instead of resisting and rejecting brokenness, we can accept and acknowledge it. It doesn’t mean that we stay there or encourage others to stay there either. Acknowledging the brokenness means transcending it by discovering it doesn’t define us." Read more ...more
Casey
Sep 09, 2015 Casey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's better than a lot of what's out there about discipleship and "Christian living", but still with a heavy evangelical bent.
Cindy Brandt
May 27, 2012 Cindy Brandt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life changing for me, really. Most challenging book I've read in a while. The Kingdom of God is indeed living down, down, down.
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