Living the Gospel Stories Today Paperback
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Living the Gospel Stories Today
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He takes key narratives like the visit of Mary to Elizabeth, the parable of the rich fool, and the Last Supper, and helps us to be part of them. We are given the opportunity to see the people involved more clearly, not least of all Jesus himself and so to consider whether we might live our own lives a little differently.
An ideal resource for anyone concerned to communicate the Christian faith in a lively, contemporary style, Living the Gospel Stories Today will prove no less helpful as an aid to personal meditation and group discussion.
Living the Gospel Stories Today by John Pritchard was published by SPCK in July 2012 and is our 4255th best seller. The ISBN for Living the Gospel Stories Today is 9780281068524.
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Living the Gospel Stories TodayDavid Ford, via The Good Book Stall
Jesus ‘wasn’t so much a theologian as God telling stories’. John Pritchard’s simple but deeply revealing observation about Jesus takes us to the heart of the objective of this short book. Living the Gospel Stories Today is a superb encouragement to pastors not so much to ditch theology for anecdote, but to allow the truth of God’s desire to forge a relationship with us (which is what theology is) to be revealed through the ordinary narratives of life. And in the Bible we have countless excellent examples of precisely this.
The core of the book comprises 18 short reflections on different gospel stories. With each John Pritchard has given the story a new dynamic by placing the biblical story alongside experiences that will be familiar to many of us. This not only enables us to enter the gospel story with fresh vision and enthusiasm, it also transforms the story from being a dry passage of scripture into a living vehicle for God’s grace: there is something deeply missional, even sacramental about John Pritchard’s approach.
Each reflection concludes with suggestions for further individual or group reflection and prayer. And this book would certainly make an ideal tool for Advent or Lent study. Yet I suspect many pastors will turn to it for fresh sermon ideas and for that it would have been helpful to have the bible passages listed as part of the contents.
First issued in 2001, this re-print will be much valued. Let us hope that John Pritchard will in time turn to some Old Testament stories too.
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Details for Living the Gospel Stories Today
|Author / Artist||John Pritchard|
|Publisher||SPCK (July 2012)|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Page last updated||30th August 2017|