How the Body of Christ Talks

April 16, 2019|
How the Body of Christ Talks by Smith, C. Christopher
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Slow Church, addresses why conversation has become such a challenge in the 21st century and argues that it is perhaps the most needed spiritual practice of our individualistic age.

Smith likens practicing conversation to the working of the human body. Bodies are wondrous symphonies of diverse, intricate parts striving for our health, and our health suffers when these parts fail to converse effectively. Likewise, we must learn to converse effectively with those who differ from us in the body of Christ so we can embody Christ together in the world. In community, we learn what it means to belong to others and to a story that is bigger than ourselves.

Smith shows how church communities can be training hubs where we learn to talk and listen to each other with kindness and compassion. The book explores how churches can initiate and sustain conversation, including working through seasons of conflict; suggests the contours of a spirituality that can foster conversation; and features stories from a diverse range of congregations that are learning to practice conversation.]]>
Title:How the Body of Christ TalksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.43 X 5.43 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.43 X 5.43 X 0.63 inPublished:April 16, 2019Publisher:Baker Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1587434113

ISBN - 13:9781587434112

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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