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Vendor: Moody Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
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Many Americans view the persecuted church as "third-world," needy, uneducated, and poor -- sorely lacking in much of what we assume the church needs to function well. Essentially, we see them as being in need of us. But the irony, say Carl Moeller and David Hegg, is that we're in much greater need of them.
Through a combination of inspiring real-life stories, first-hand experiences, and exposition of key Scripture passages, Dr. Carl Moeller and Pastor David Hegg examine the "normal Christian life" of Christ-followers currently suffering persecution around the world. In topical chapter after chapter, the authors conclude that the suffering church's vibrant, sacrificial, and communal faith is much closer to God's intent for His church and His children. The authors explore the areas of community, leadership, worship, prayer, and generosity, among others, revealing specific attitudes and actions of the suffering church that can renew the spiritual lives of Christians in the West. Each chapter ends with challenging questions and suggestions for personal and corporate application.
.DAVID W. HEGG(D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary in California) is senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, CA. He has a passion to promote the health of the church through expository preaching, and a reliance on the Gospel. He is a frequent speaker at retreats, camps, and Bible Conferences. David teaches at The Master's College, is the author of Appointed to Preach and The Obedience Option and blogs at www.heggthought.com. He and his wife Cherylyn have three adult children, Abby, Ellen, and Andy.
GraceAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5CunvictingJune 19, 2013GraceAge: 45-54Gender: femaleThis book reveals truths, that the persecuted church has discovered, that most believers reading this post have never experienced. The persecuted church, as the authors stated, is God's gift to us in the West. Their understanding of God, their reverence for His Word, their dependence on prayer and worship, their daily immersion in the lives of their community, submission to authority, and tremendous generosity should humble us to adopt a spirit of learning. I encourage you to read this powerful book. It is eye-opening, life changing, and challenging.
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