Item description for Authentic Relationships: Discover the Lost Art of "One Anothering" by Wayne Jacobsen & Clay Jacobsen...
Overview A guide on how to build healthy community relationships shares New Testament principles based on the commandment to love one another and covers such topics as interacting with strangers, avoiding judgment, and being kind.
Publishers Description In a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy, this book reveals life-changing methods for creating healthy relationships and authentic community. Readers learn to apply New Testament principles that capture the essence of Jesus' teachings about effectively caring, serving, and loving one another. Beginning with God's simple command to "Love one another," this book shows how to: * develop deep, genuine friendships * model to others a relationship with Jesus * create meaningful interaction with strangers * avoid the pitfalls of judging others * show people love, acceptance, kindness, and respect Complete with discussion questions, this book is appropriate for both individuals and church groups. It is a must for all Christians who wish to practice being the church rather than merely attending one.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801064511 ISBN13 9780801064517
Availability 0 units.
More About Wayne Jacobsen & Clay Jacobsen
Wayne Jacobsen wanders the world helping people sort out how to live deeply in the life of Jesus. Formerly a Contributing Editor to Leadership Journal, he has written numerous books on spiritual intimacy and relational church life, including So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore, under the penname Jake Colsen. You can find his other books, blog, and articles at lifestream.org, and his weekly podcast at thegodjourney.com. He resides in Moorpark, CA with his wife Sara."
Wayne Jacobsen currently resides in Moorpark, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Authentic Relationships: Discover the Lost Art of "One Anothering"?
Authentic Relationships: Discover the Lost Art of One Anothering Nov 9, 2006
This is one of the best books on relationship development from a biblical point of view. Very practical and simple; not another list of "to dos." Our small group is loving this book.
Great book! Nov 9, 2006
This book is a wonderful personal or group study book. It really helps us focus on how we can better serve each other and grow closer as a spiritual family.
Indispensable resource May 30, 2005
This is the best book that I have read detailing what relationships should look like in the church. Using examples from their own experiences and Christ, The Jacobsen brothers cleverly and thoroughly go through 22 verses in the Epistles that focus on the concept of "one anothering". The chapters are masterfully ordered to display the progression of relationship building. The first section starts with one's relationship with God. The next progression is the genesis of a truly authentic relationship. The authors follow this portion with a section called, 'Sharing the Journey'. As the title states, this portion of the book details relationships within an authentic community. The final chapters deal with what happens with true spiritually linked relationships deepen. If this was not enough, the end of each chapter lists discussion questions that really allow you to search your heart and challenge the authenticity of your relationship with God and others.
I have found the Jacobsen brothers to have true spiritual insight concerning what it means to walk the Christian journey in community with God and one another.
Currently, I am involved with a fellowship of young adult believers who wish to reach out to our surrounding community and friends. I am going to purchase a few more copies and use it as a mid week study tool. I would advise you to purchase this book, prayerfully read it and allow God to show you how your relationships with people can become deeper!
Awsome Book Mar 29, 2005
Wonderful Book. Highly reccomended reading for anyone interested in taking a closer look at how they and others deal with real community among beleivers. The author encourages beleivers to greater depths of fellowship as a people characterized by "one-anothering." In this book Jacobson explores practical ways to encourage that community as well as takes a look at where we are now. Great read, easy to follow the material, pick it up.
A practical book... Dec 8, 2004
This book is helpful for all the relationships in your life. It's relatively small, but there is a lot of information here. I recommend reading it slowly, don't rush through or skim it, letting the ideas within sink in. Think over and meditate on them and how you can apply them in your own life.
I'll definitely be reading this one again, down the track..