Heaven is the believer's ultimate destination, but Christlikeness is our goal here on Earth! Re-articulating the Christian ethic for today, Hunter offers a fresh understanding of our faith; challenges us to intentionally live as "cooperative friends" of Jesus; and draw others to us, empowered by "three is enough" groups devoted to prayer, growth, and service. 199 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
What If You Knew You Were Going to Live Tomorrow?
You've prayed the sinner's prayer. You know that if you die tonight, you'll go to heaven. But Todd Hunter believes Christianity is a life,
not merely a secure death. Which means that eternal life--abundant life--begins on earth, as soon as we become a follower of Jesus. Drawing from his leadership and ministry experience as president of Alpha USA and from his own study and life experiences as an ordinary Christian, Hunter calls us to reframe our salvation and discipleship to focus on life, instead of just heaven and hell. God's intention, he says, is for us to become God's cooperative friends, seeking to live consistent lives of creative goodness for the sake of others. These pages lead us into this abundant way of living, offering
- the whole scope of God's story and how you fit into that
- guidance on the Holy Spirit's role and power in your life
- creative ways to love, serve and respond to seeking friends
- help for starting a "Three Is Enough" small group
Jesus came that we might have life--not just in heaven, but here on earth where he walked and lived among us. And your friends who are hurting, hopeless or hungry for something real need to see what difference life in Christ makes. This timely, biblical paradigm from Todd Hunter will inspire and equip you to live your days with intention, participating in God's work in the world today. It just might change the way you look at life forever.
Bishop Todd D. Hunter (DMin, George Fox University) leads Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO), a church-planting initiative of the Anglican Mission in the Americas. He is the founding pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Costa Mesa, California and is the author of several books, such as and He is also a teacher, writer and consultant for his ministry, Society for Kingdom Living, which helps pastors and lay leaders reach a generation that has been disenfranchised from the church. Formerly national director at Vineyard Churches USA and then at Alpha USA, Hunter serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Alpha as well as on a number of other ministry boards, including Renovaré and Soul Survivor. He is an adjunct professor of evangelism and contemporary culture at George Fox University, Fuller Seminary, Western Seminary, Vanguard University and Wheaton College, and has two adult children with his wife, Debbie.
Peterson, now retired, was for many years James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. In addition to his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, (NavPress), he has written many other books.
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