For those who care more about what faith does than about what it tells us to believe, The Awakening of Hope by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is for you.
Why do Christians eat together?
Why would we rather die than kill?
Awakening of Hope reveals the practices that will help you embrace life the way Jesus intended.
According to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, faithful action is always inspired and sustained by common convictions---the basic truths that have sustained Gods people throughout every generation.
The Awakening of Hope re-presents Christian faith by beginning with stories of faithful witness and asking, Why? Why do Christians eat together? Why do we fast? Why would we rather die than kill? These are the questions that help us see why creation and the fall, covenant and community, ethics and evangelism matter.
This book and its accompanying DVD project is a contemporary catechism, celebrating lives and stories that wouldnt make sense if the gospel were not true. And then going one step further, this project shares the good news of Jesus and the way of life that he makes possible.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at St. Johns Baptist Church. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Jonathan is engaged in reconciliation efforts in Durham, North Carolina, directs the School for Conversion (newmonasticism.org), and is a sought-after speaker and author of several books.
The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his wife, Leah, their son, JaiMichael, daughter, Nora Ann, and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and homeless.
The Awakening of Hope by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove was published by Zondervan in August 2012 and is our 38186th best seller. The ISBN for The Awakening of Hope is 9780310293385.