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Practicing the Way of Jesus

Life Together in the Kingdom of Love

by Mark Scandette

Take a casu­al sur­vey of how peo­ple prac­tice their faith, and you might rea­son­ably con­clude that Jesus spent his life going door to door offer­ing pri­vate lessons, com­plete with chalk­board and pop quizzes. We think about God in the com­fort of our own minds, in iso­la­tion from one anoth­er; mean­while the world waits for a peo­ple to prac­tice the way of Jesus togeth­er. Mark Scan­drette con­tends that Jesus has in mind some­thing more live­ly for us: not a class­room so much as a king­dom, where our for­ma­tion takes place not only in our heads but in our hearts and our bod­ies, and in the com­pa­ny of one anoth­er, in a way that bless­es the world we’ve been entrust­ed with. In Prac­tic­ing the Way of Jesus Scan­drette draws from his expe­ri­ence as a spir­i­tu­al direc­tor and leader of an inten­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, as well as the best con­tem­po­rary think­ing on king­dom spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, to paint a pic­ture of life lived togeth­er, in the way of Jesus – which is anoth­er way of say­ing life lived to the full.

This book is the 2014 – 15 Ren­o­varé Book Club selec­tion for Ses­sion 5.



Prac­tic­ing the Way moves beyond the­o­ry to action, describ­ing how to begin our own exper­i­ments, and so it is prob­a­bly best read in community.
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