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The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything [Paperback]

By William H. Willimon (Author)
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What does the Gospel of Jesus Christ have to offer to the person who does not feel an overwhelming sense of need? The author considers this question in light of the usual attempts on the part of evangelists and preachers to convince their hearers of their desperate situation without the Gospel. He argues that Jesus Christ appeals to every person where that person is. If the Gospel is also for the person who has no overwhelming sense of need, what is the Good News to that person? The author suggests that such a person can rejoice in God, who is the giver of all good things, and be challenged to use these gifts in the name of Jesus Christ. This book will provide much food for thought for persons seeking a fuller understanding of the Christian faith and better ways to proclaim that faith to people who have everything-everything but the Good News.

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Provides food for thought for persons seeking a fuller understanding of the Christian faith.

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Studio: Judson Press
Pages   94
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1978
Publisher   Judson Press
ISBN  081700758X  
ISBN13  9780817007584  

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William H. Willimon The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He is recently retired after serving eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Willimon is a graduate of Wofford College (B.A., 1968), Yale Divinity School (M.Div., 1971) and Emory University (S.T.D., 1973). He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia and South Carolina. For four years, beginning in 1976, he served as Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke Divinity School, teaching courses in liturgics and homiletics and served as Director of the Ministerial Course of Study School at Duke, and Presiding Minister in the Divinity School Chapel. When he returned to the parish ministry in 1980, he was Visiting Associate Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke for three years. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and universities including Wofford College, Lehigh University, Colgate University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Moravian Theological Seminary. In 1992, he was named as the first Distinguished Alumnus of Yale Divinity School. He also serves on the faculties of Birmingham-Southern College as Visiting Distinguished Professor and as Visiting Research Professor at Duke Univeristy Divinity School.

He is the author of sixty books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the ten most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Over a million copies of his books have been sold. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world.

His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship and Christianity Today. He is Editor-at-Large for The Christian Century. He has served as Editor and Expositor (with his wife, Patricia) for Abingdon’s International Lesson Annual. He has written curriculum materials and video for youth, young adults, and adults. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the USA, Canada, and Australia. A 2005 study by the Pulpit and Pew Research Center found that Bishop Willimon is the second most widely read author by mainline Protestant pastors.

William H. Willimon currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama.

William H. Willimon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Belief Matters
  2. Horizons in Theology
  3. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary
  4. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
  5. Pastor's Handbook
  6. Preaching About-- Series

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A Life Changing Book  Apr 7, 2000
This book gives the freshest approach to Christian evangelism in the last twenty years. It does not offer techniques, but seeks to radically change our fundamental ideas about seeking to draw people to Christ. Read it and then read it again!

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