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The Emerging Church: A Model for Change and a Map for Renewal [Paperback]

By Bruce Sanguin (Author)
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The Emerging Christian Way is a collection of 13 essays by some of the leading authors and thinkers in the field, covering every aspect of "faith of transformation"--the developing Christian paradigm explaining that Christianity is primarily about transformation--the transformation of the self through a living and dynamic experience of God, who is not separate from us, but a part of us; and the transformation of society.

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Realizing the importance of creating a practical guide for both ministers and congregations seeking to shift their congregational culture towards a progressive form of Christianity, Bruce Sanguin grounds The Emerging Church in the experience of his own congregation, Canadian Memorial United, as way to establish context and to share real-life examples. At the same time, he peppers the book with insights from leading edge science, including the science of emergence, chaos theory, quantum physics, field theory, spiral dynamics, and evolutionary science. Written in language lay people can understand, The Emerging Church is filled with no-nonsense, realistic advice on the pitfalls and possibilities of following the vision of the emerging Christian way. Nudged by an evolutionary Spirit and drawn by the love of Christ into an emerging future, the church of the loving and living Christ may be the "best kept secret of our day." In The Emerging Church, Bruce Sanguin shares "the secret" with anyone and everyone willing to listen.

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Studio: CopperHouse
Pages   205
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 19, 2008
Publisher   Copperhouse
ISBN  1551455668  
ISBN13  9781551455662  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bruce Sanguin is a minister at Canadian Memorial Church & Centre for Peace in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of The Emerging Church, Summoning the Whirlwind, and Experiencing an Ecological Christianity, a Faith Formation Curriculum for adults.

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Phenomenal read on Christ-Centered Emergence  Jul 7, 2008
I am loving Bruce Sanguin's book - I have to rate it a WOW! I primarily come from the post-evangelical side of the emergent aisle, but hearing this mainline minister's creation-centered, Spiral-ly dynamic, evolutionary take on Christian spirituality is refreshing. While I don't agree with the author's every contour (nor, I think, would he want me to uncritically), I really appreciate how he synthesizes a host of influences from Matt Fox to Ken Wilber and shows how they've incubated in his congregation these past dozen years.

And can I say that the cover is *gorgeous*?

Highly recommended!
 
Transforming Your Church or Doing it Right The First Time  Jul 1, 2008
Synopsis:
The Rev. Bruce Sanguin, realizing the importance of creating a practical guide for both ministers and congregations who are seeking to transform their congregational culture, rebuild a dying church or start a new church will find this practical yet inspiring guide for pastors or consultants to pastors immensely helpful. Pastor Sanguin grounds this book in the experience of his own congregation over ten years, as a way to establish context and to share real-life examples. You will be able to use his guidance immediately, or translate his direction so that it will match more effectively your personal situation. At the same time, Bruce inspires the reader to understand how to inspire your congregation to understand how effective and spiritually nourished they will be when the picture of success that he helps you to paint for your people becomes for everyone a realistic reality. Written in language laypeople can understand, this book is filled with no-nonsense, realistic advice on the pitfalls and possibilities of following the vision of an emerging congregation
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