Item description for Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Days of Prayer and Faith Sharing (All-Church Study, Unbinding the Gospel Series, with personal prayer journal) by Martha Grace Reese, Brian McLaren & George G. III Hunter...
Overview Unbinding Your Heart is a six-week, churchwide, small group E-vent! Perfect for Lenten, summer, or fall study for all established classes and church groups. Based on the best-selling Unbinding the Gospel, this addition to the series includes forty days of individual prayer exercises coordinated with each chapter. Unbinding Your Heart will enrich your church's community life and help individuals risk fact-to-face encounters with God. Change Habits, Not Just Minds
Publishers Description Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Days of Prayer & Faith Sharing is a brilliant book -- witty, engaging, and grounded in a four-year Lilly Endowment study. Unbinding Your Heart is a six-week individual and small-group study for your entire congregation. Part of the Unbinding the Gospel Series, by author, researcher, pastor and attorney Martha Grace Reese. Church leaders should first study Unbinding the Gospel (the church leaders' study) that was selected by The Christian Century as a featured Take and Read" book in its 2007 Book Issue. Then use Unbinding Your Heart as a study and devotional for the whole congregation. The third book in the series, Unbinding Your Church (the pastor's guide), will help you plan, teach, pray and organize your all-church study. The Unbinding Series has been enthusiastically endorsed by eight heads of denominations, Brian McLaren, George Hunter, Becky Garrison, Richard Peace, and countless pastors and church leaders. Important Note: Order a copy of Unbinding Your Heart for each person participating in the study. From the Unbinding the Gospel Series.
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Studio: Chalice Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.94" Width: 6.94" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Chalice Press
Series Unbinding The Gospel
Series Number 2
ISBN 0827238053 ISBN13 9780827238053
Availability 0 units.
More About Martha Grace Reese, Brian McLaren & George G. III Hunter
Martha Grace Reese embodies the experience of a researcher, corporate attorney, congregational pastor, middle judicatory minister, church consultant and author. She directed the Lilly Endowment-funded Mainline Evangelism Project, in which the Real Life Evangelism Series are grounded. The study, which included over 1,200 interviews, focused on highly effective examples of evangelism in mainline churches across the theological spectrum. Reese serves as President of GraceNet, Inc., specializing in church research, consulting and coaching.
Reviews - What do customers think about Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Days of Prayer and Faith Sharing (All-Church Study, Unbinding the Gospel Series, with personal prayer journal)?
A Must-Read for Church Pastors and Leaders Jan 29, 2008
Martha Grace Reese has spent years studying that dynamics of church evangelism and offers her wisdom in this three book series. But for Reese this is a personal passion - she believes in the life-changing gift of the church and is empowering us, through these books, to make a difference. Reese has "unbound her heart" in this book so that we can see a glimpse of the possibilities before us as local church pastors and leaders. This is a must read for every pastor and leader of a mainline church.
Reese hits a home run Dec 28, 2007
Mainline churches have not won any evangelism series for a long time. Just as the Boston Red Sox broke the curse of the Bambino, the Real Life Evangelism Series knocks one out of the park. Reese equips mainline church leaders with prayerful and practical tools needed to change the church through the power of Christ's redeeming love.
Get Unbound! Dec 28, 2007
This approach is, of course, based on "Unbinding the Gospel" and works best with a leadership-based understanding of those principles. And you really want to read that, anyhow.
But if you've felt like you've tried "40 Days of . . .whatever" and it just didn't fly, try this -- really. Especially for mainline/oldline congregations who find some of the language or approaches in Saddleback or other denominational programs too, um, "too," this approach is basic, straightforward, but utterly non-condescending. Members and visitors at churches looking for an approach to spiritual growth and congregational vitality will find these books an answered prayer -- which is, in fact, the whole point of what Gay Reese is writing and speaking about.
God answers prayer.
But you have to ask, and -- big step, this -- you have to listen.
And then you have to do something about what you hear . . . which is where the real adventure begins. These books give you a clear run at making the "leap of faith" to do all of that and more.
In Grace & Peace, Jeff Gill http://knapsack.blogspot.com