How did we become the people we are? How did we come to understand the world, the flesh, the devil, the church, and God the way we do? How did our ideas, our practices, our beliefs come into authority in our individual and collective lives? Did doctrine simply bring forth in some kind of mystical, complete revelation - or did it emerge from the rough and tumble life of ministers, missionaries, and laypersons living out the Great Commission of Christ in the dailiness of life. Called to the high road of salvation, holiness, and unity, the Church of God reformation movement confronts the challenging complexities of everyday life.
Dr. Merle Strege supplies answers, directions, and stories to help us discover the wealth of our past and the convictions of our present as we seek to find our way into a new millennium. Readers will find this book demanding and inspiring - it helps us to look critcially at ourselves while challening us with the spirit, commitment, and remarkable vision of a remarkable history.