The Fire of the Word Paperback

Meeting God on Holy Ground

by Chris Webb;

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The Fire of the Word

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The Bible has the astounding power to transform lives. The stories of people like Francis of Assisi, Antony of Egypt, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr. vividly demonstrate this. Why aren't more of us transformed by Scripture today?

Too often we study biblical texts without believing that God truly inhabits this book. Scripture seeks to capture our minds, not merely educate them. In these pages Chris Webb explains that we can transform our Christian life by reading as lovers rather than as theorists. This is possible by coming to the text prayerfully, expectantly, in humility and empty-handed. When we open the Bible, it does not say to us, "Listen: God is there!" Instead, the voice of the Spirit whispers through each line, "Look: I am here."

Reading the Bible this way can reconfigure the habits of your heart, refresh your imagination and memory, reshape and redeem your emotions, realign your reality individually and communally for kingdom life, and take us beyond the Bible into a renewed way of life.

Here is the work of today-which is also the work of the whole of life-to open your heart afresh to the living Word of God.

The Fire of the Word by Chris Webb was published by IVP (USA) in January 2012 and is our 7768th best seller. The ISBN for The Fire of the Word is 9780830835638.

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'Christopher Webb has acomplished what few have succeeded in doing; he has given us courageous openings into what a life hid with Christ in God can be like.'
Richard J. Foster

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Details for The Fire of the Word

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherIVP (USA) (January 2012)
Number of Pages197
Thickness18 mm
Height208 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4012878
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