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Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony
With candor, theological insight, and pastoral wisdom, Lillian Daniel describes how testimony can deeply affect, and finally transform, the life of a congregation. This book is itself a testimony to the powerful ways in which God works when people are invited to tell others what they have seen and heard and touched of God's presence in their lives.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Alban Institute
(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