The Awakening of Hope, a DVD-based six session study presents stories of faith and explores why Christians do what they do.
Each video expands upon the teachings of the Christian faith, and best-selling authors Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove communicate the hope that Christianity offers through the discipline of six ancient practices. In addition to exploring core truths, your group will learn what it means to build community among believers by nurturing a faith that leads to action.
According to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, faithful action is always inspired and sustained by common convictions---the basic truths that have sustained God's people throughout every generation. The Awakening of Hope re-presents Christian faith by beginning with stories of faithful witness and asking, Why? Seesions are organized around this question:
Session 1: Why do Christians eat together?
Session 2: Why do we make promises?
Session 3: Why does it matter where we Live?
Session 4: Why do we live together?
Session 5: Why would we rather die than kill?Session 6: Why do we share the good news?
These are the questions that help us see why creation and the fall, covenant and community, ethics and evangelism matter. This book and its accompanying DVD project is a contemporary catechism, celebrating lives and stories that wouldn't make sense if the gospel were not true. And then going one step further, this project shares the good news of Jesus and the way of life that he makes possible.
For those who care more about what faith does than about what it tells us to believe, The Awakening of Hope by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is for you. Why do Christians eat together? Why fast? Why would we rather die than kill? Awakening of Hope reveals the practices that will help you embrace life the way Jesus intended. This pack contains one softcover book and one DVD.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at St. Johns Baptist Church. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Jonathan is engaged in reconciliation efforts in Durham, North Carolina, directs the School for Conversion (newmonasticism.org), and is a sought-after speaker and author of several books. The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his wife, Leah, their son, JaiMichael, daughter, Nora Ann, and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and homeless. Find out more at jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com.
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