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James in the Suburbs: A Disorderly Parable of the Epistle of James

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Do you consume God's blessings, or do you share them? Most Christians are consumers. We are obsessed with knowing the right theology and following the right set of rules in hopes that God will bless us. Yet, no matter how much God blesses us, we are still looking for more. James says our faith is dead. But there is another type of Christian, one who craves being put to wor ...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published August 4th 2014 by Resource Publications (OR)
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Ouida
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A personal journey

I started reading this book thinking of others and how it might be used as a catalyst for engaging my church in active service in the community. However, it provided guidance for my personal journey to be a better listener and to be patient with myself.
Stacy Paprocki
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I have never read a book that I want to instantly start rereading again from page one. (And I've read A Lot.) It is my new favorite book besides the Bible :).
Thank You Lord!
Thank you April Love-Fordham!
Cynthia
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting approach for a study of the Epistle of James. Still thinking about it... Wondering if others have read it or used it as a study for a small group?
Lynette Murphy
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
It was an amazing book. An altogether different way of studying the Bible! I enjoyed just reading it and learned a lot from it.
April Love-Fordham
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
James in the Suburbs: A Disorderly Parable of the Epistle of James by April Love-Fordham is a devotional plus inspirational book that picks powerful lessons from one of the Epistles that focuses on the theme of faith: The Epistle of St. James. In fact, James states that faith without works has no substance. In this book, the author draws powerful lessons from James and shows how a group of men and women have been able to transform their faith into something tangible by translating it into servic ...more
Brent
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Disorderly Parable series does something few other Bible study series do by weaving together original fiction, serious Biblical exegesis, historical research, and the author’s own pastoral insight in a way that’s cohesive, challenging, and engaging without ever being dry. Highly recommended.
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