Item description for Christianity Beyond Belief: Following Jesus for the Sake of Others by Todd Hunter & Eugene H. Peterson...
Overview A new paradigm for Christian discipleship that shows how salvation is not just a question of whether we are saved, but is a call to progressively grow more like Christ. Todd Hunter offers a perspective of how we can become more like Christ in a community that reaches out to others.
Publishers Description What if you knew you were going to "LIVE "tomorrow? You've prayed the sinner's prayer. You know that if you die tonight, you'll go to heaven. But Todd Hunter believes Christianity is a "life," not merely a secure death. Which means that eternal life--abundant life--begins on earth, as soon as you become a follower of Jesus. This audiobook can lead you into this abundant way of living. Drawing from his leadership and ministry experience as president of Alpha USA and Vineyard Churches USA and from his own life experiences as an ordinary Christian, Hunter calls us to reframe our salvation and discipleship. He believes that God intends us to become cooperative friends of Jesus, living in creative goodness for the sake of others through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.66" Width: 6.52" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1598594990 ISBN13 9781598594997
Availability 0 units.
More About Todd Hunter & Eugene H. Peterson
Todd D. Hunter began his ministry thirty years ago as a church planter and church planting consultant. Today he is Director of West Coast Church Planting for the Anglican Mission in the Americas.Todd also founded Three is Enough, a small group movement that make s spiritual formation doable. Dr. Hunter is an adjunct professor of evangelism and postmodern ministry. He also collaborates with organizations who desire to shape their ministries around Kingdom-based missional encounters with contemporary culture.You can visit his website at www.3isenough.org.
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Inspiring Story Apr 6, 2010
How does the number one overall pick in the 1999 MLB draft, go from can't miss prospect to drug addict? Why would someone with enough natural ability to draw comparisons to Mickey Mantle self destruct? What happened to cause Josh Hamilton to choose a life of drug addiction above a loving family? More importantly, though, how did he go from spending $100,000 in six weeks on a crack addiction to major league All-Star starter in three years. Beyond Belief is the inspiring story of Josh Hamilton's descent into the depravity of human nature and God's remarkable rescue.
I'm a Texas Ranger's fan and have been since the early 1990s. I love the team even though the wins are usually not as abundant as the losses. When Josh Hamilton joined the team in 2008, I knew very little about him, but that didn't last long. By the end of the season I owned a Hamilton t-shirt, knew he was a remarkable talent on the field, and a glowing testament to God's redemptive power. Though I caught plenty of sound bites about his past during the season, I'm grateful to finally read the complete story. It's shocking at times, sad at others, but in the end the hope that led to Hamilton's recovery is what this book is about.
To say Hamilton is a good player is an understatement. He's an amazing talent with truly God given abilities. I've watched many Home Run Derbies, but I'll never forget watching him launch 28 in 2008. When he's healthy, he's one of the most fun players in the league to watch. In 1999, he was an all-American boy when Tampa drafted him straight out of high school. It was never so much a question of if he would make it to the majors, but how quickly. Tampa was willing to pay this kid, two days out of high school, $3.9 million to sign with them. He was expected to be a major contributor, but things obviously went very wrong. Hamilton's story is inspirational on many levels. Not only is it honest in its approach to addiction, but also in the hope it offers others, and the glory it brings to God. While Beyond Belief chronicles the ups and downs during his baseball career and personal life, it has a greater purpose than just baseball or Josh Hamilton--it's about God, the big picture, and a remarkable rescue. Though not without fault or setbacks, in the few years since his return, Hamilton has been transparent with the media in a way that backs up the faith he mentions frequently. As stated many times throughout the book, Hamilton's journey is a God thing and to share it with millions of readers and baseball fans is not only courageous, but inspiring.
I know sports/athlete books are not for everyone, but I highly recommend this one. Like most in this genre, it's very easy to read and not exactly high quality writing. While it does contain some baseball/career information, for the most part it's a life story. By far the human element outweighs the sports related themes and I think people who simply enjoy inspirational stories will find this one interesting and engaging. I loved it. For parents, kids, addicts, friends and families of addicts, sports fans, MLB teams and their owners this book raises some tough questions while at the same time providing a measure of comfort, support, and encouragement. To his credit and without excuse, Hamilton takes full responsibility for his destructive behavior. There are important lessons to learn from his life, but ultimately this book is a story of relying on faith to overcome addiction. It's truly uplifting and again I'm grateful for the opportunity to read it.
What a great book!! Apr 2, 2010
I picked up the book last night and couldn't put it down! I finally finished it this morning and what a great story. I watched the 2008 All-Star Game Home Run Derby and was very impressed with him. I briefly read about his story but I didn't know it was this extreme until I read the book. It's a great book for anyone, especially baseball fans! I'm not a Rangers fan but I truly enjoyed reading it. This new edition has an epilogue that explained the events in January 2009 when he relapsed. I saw some of the drunk photos online before I got to reading the epilogue and was horrified. But after reading the final chapter when he and his wife both explained what happened after the relapse, I truly believe that he's a great athlete and will support him in the future. I hope they make this into a movie too, the plot is sensational and it's very motivating.
A hot commodity Mar 7, 2010
I haven't read this book yet because I have four different students sharing it. That must mean it's a good one!
Great book! Jan 12, 2010
It is a good book, great story. I'd like to see it made into a movie.
Beyond Belief review Jan 11, 2010
Product is in excellent condition. Thanks, this site this book made a great gift for my brother.