Item description for Jesus Confronts Today's Controversies: Hot Issues (Reality Check) by Mark Ashton...
Overview The Reality Check series is a set of discussion guides designed to help people from a variety of spiritual backgrounds discover the powerful life and teaching of Jesus in the context of a small group. Each six-part session opens with icebreaker questions, and then focuses on one aspect of the life of Jesus. The session concludes with application questions that help group members apply what they've learned to their own lives. (August)
Publishers Description The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you re serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn t about joining anyone s religious club---it s about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there s plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible s stories about Jesus, then one thing he d welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts. Have you stopped to consider just how broken this planet really is? Look around you. Poverty, racism, intolerance, materialism, oppression of women . . . it doesn t take long to see plenty that needs fixing. Hot Issues explores six current social evils that affect us all one way or another. They ll come as no surprise---until you explore Jesus radical responses to the same issues in his time. Hot Issues includes these sessions: The Poverty Line Crossing the Racial Divide Handling Hypocrisy The Treatment of Women Materialism and the Moral Yuppie Religious Intolerance For the Group Leader Reality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Reality Check
ISBN 0310245230 ISBN13 9780310245230 UPC 025986245238
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Ashton
Mark Ashton (1948-2010) was the Pastor of the Round Church in Cambridge. He was one of the most influential evangelical pastor-teachers of his generation.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jesus Confronts Today's Controversies: Hot Issues?
This book will get your group talking! Sep 4, 2002
I have used this book to lead a discussion group. The group was mostly comprised of people who are in the process of investigating the claims of Christianity. It really got the group talking! Each of the sessions in the book raise questions that help everyone identify personally with the topic. It then helped our group to come to terms with what Jesus has to say about these very relevant issues that we all face in today's culture. It is well written, was well received, and easy to use. I believe it is a very effective tool to help people understand who Jesus is, and what he is saying to them about the world they live in. It makes those involved think about what their response should be to the issue, but most of all, it makes them think about what their response should be to Jesus, himself. I look forward to using this group discussion study guide again, as well as the other study guides in the Reality Check series!