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Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony
Lillian Daniel shares how her congregation re-appropriated the practice of testimony one Lenten season, a practice that would eventually revitalize their worship and transform their congregational culture. The experience strengthened lay leadership, fostered more intimate community, and drew the congregation closer to God. The book features the testimonies worshipers heard ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 30th 2005 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2005)
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A re-read from several years ago. I know she's sometimes smug/snarky, but I like Lillian Daniel, she has clear ideas and explains them well. I love the notion of mainline protestants reclaiming the ability to talk about faith, so that this practice doesn't make the fundie minority (who is very excellent at this) speak for all Christians. Mainline protestants should have a voice in the national Jesus conversation, too, and this could be a way to be more in the habit, re-cultivate the skill. This ...more