Jesus Got His Hands Dirty. What About You? Jesus did not share the gospel with the poor, profane, and rebellious where they lived just so that we would share it only with the prim and proper, in churches. He did not suffer the agony of the cross so that we would live safely within the church walls, untouched by the hurting world around us. He was not raised from the dead to new life so that we would keep ourselves, His message, and His power out of reach of the people who need it. Jesus got His hands dirty, interacting with a messy world to reach those He loves. Today, our church services, music, look, attitudes, and actions are all are so clean and proper, it's hard for anyone to be touched by them. In trying to be clean, we have forgotten how messy life can be. To be effective for Him, we must start serving as He did, where life is messy. Dirty Christians is a call for the people of Christ to... Leave the safety of the church to venture out into the messiness of the real world of people with deep hurts, serious issues, and torn apart lives, and love them as He did Chase after the life of service and love-the standard to which He has called us Discover in the messiness of serving God why being Christlike cannot be an option, but must be a necessity Experience the power of God as never before as we do what Jesus did and love as He loved Dirty Christians is not a "let's feel good about ourselves" kind of book. If you're up for the challenge to live Jesus out to this world, read it...and see what God can do through you when you dare to live out a messy faith. A native of southeastern Michigan, Daniel Brown lives in South Alabama where he and his wife, Debbie, pastor Anchor Assembly of God in Bayou La Batre. The father of two, and grandfather of five (so far), Daniel encourages Christians to get a little dirty while serving. He is currently working on his next book, Crude Church. www.dirtychristians.org Follow us on Twitter @dirtychristians Like us on Facebook at dirtychristiansministries"
How did the vast Ottoman Empire, stretching from the Balkans to the Sahara, endure for more than four centuries despite its great ethnic and religious diversity? The classic work on this plural society, the two-volume Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire, offered seminal reinterpretations of the empire's core institutions and has sparked more than a generation of innovative work since it was first published in 1982. This new, abridged, and reorganized edition, with a substantial new introduction and bibliography covering issues and scholarship of the past thirty years, has been carefully designed to be accessible to a wider readership.
Volume 3, "To a billion souls?" who want to be closer to Jesus. Have you heard from God lately? Why is two-way spiritual level communication always needed to be close to Jesus? How personal is God today? Why do our own efforts to be close to Jesus so often fail? What does God need to hear from us before He acts? Rethinking Christianity when the Christian life is full of angst? The answers are in these first three volumes and more. Richard Pyle is married with a family. He lives in USA. His Degrees are BS 1967, BSL 1973, and MS 1982. He is an author of a number of books available in both paperback and e readers. Just type his name Richard Pyle on the search line of bookseller's websites.
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