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Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation

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Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation is a practical theological guide for congregations that want to move beyond mere inclusivity toward becoming a place where welcoming "the other" is taken seriously and engaging God's mission becomes more than just a catch-phrase.

The book is based on two years of work and over 200 interviews with p
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Church Publishing (first published August 1st 2006)
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Diana Blair
Mar 19, 2009 Diana Blair rated it it was amazing
Hoo-boy... I'm still learning. I keep this book out and I keep going back to it. The book is written to inspire a new model of "evangelism"...well, not really... new "relationships" between the church and the physical community around the building. How do we "be" together? Spellers says it is not enough to INVITE "the other" to "join" us.... we must be willing to "be" together, to give up power for sharing, to allow ourselves and our present corporate body to be changed by the assimilation of "t ...more
Margaret
Feb 06, 2017 Margaret rated it really liked it
This book outline some significant aspects that allow people to feel a part of the collective.
Raquel Martin
Mar 09, 2013 Raquel Martin rated it liked it
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This book was quite challenging, both in content and I writing style. The topic is difficult and was not made easier to understand by Speller' s somewhat pedantic language. I was assigned this book to read and report on to the Vestry, and I did find it useful as we discussed and tried to decide how to shape our approach to and dialog with our Mexican congregation in San Miguel de Allende.
Leroy Seat
Jul 10, 2010 Leroy Seat rated it really liked it
A book challenging churches to welcome the Other, "the people systemically cast out of or marginalized within a church, a denomination and/or society" (p. 6). Quite convincingly written, but, unfortunately, I'm afraid most churches are going to be hard to convince.
Lindsay
Oct 03, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic introduction to facing fears with firm compassion and doing the important work to build the kingdom of God.
Niadwynwen Koch
Aug 28, 2015 Niadwynwen Koch rated it it was amazing
Suggested reading for fellow Quakers!
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Apr 27, 2016 Sandra rated it liked it
Great ideas learned from welcoming churches
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