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The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship by Thabiti Anyabwile

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In this transformational book, trusted pastor Thabiti Anyabwile repositions our thinking about spiritual fellowship. Extending the concept of Divine life presented in Henry Scougal’s classic The Life of God in the Soul of Man, Anyabwile contends that union with Christ is not individualistic, but is discerned in the soul of the local church. This vision of spiritual fellowship is not centred on external activities and programs, but on our shared life in Christ, as we share one another’s sufferings, use our spiritual gifts for the good of the body, partner in spreading the gospel and grow spiritually together.The Life of God in the Soul of the Church is experienced personally by believing the truth and shared relationally in the church which leads to great joy and holiness.

I found this little book quite insightful and telling of how the church should relate to it’s members. And how the members of the church should relate to the church, it’s fellow member, and the community in which it resides.  By actively reading, I found myself getting lost in the proposed and inferred functioning of the people.

If you get a chance to read it, get it and read it.

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

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Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.

Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

This book sure does highlight much of which we take for granted concerning the helping of those less fortunate. We can certainly create far more harm than good in our dealings with the poor by just giving and not teaching, mentoring, and developing!

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

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Revolution in World Missions by K.P. Yohannan

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K.P. Yohannan Begins His Journey to expand the church.

K.P. Yohannan was a tongue-tied 16-year-old when God sent him on a journey that would transform the way he and millions of others think about and live out the Great Commission. But the story doesn’t end with him.

Join Dr. Yohannan as he introduces you to believers on both sides of the world who are making the revolution a reality. Through the videos on this site, you’ll step into a South Asian slum, meet persecuted believers and watch God use national missionaries to transform closed-off villages into flourishing congregations.

An interesting & fast read, the life of a man called to missions work by spreading the word of God.

Godspeed & Good Reads!
Doc Murf

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