Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Mark Oxbrow and Tim Grass (eds)
Orthodox and Evangelical Approaches to Discipleship and Christian Formation
2021 | 241pp | ISBN: 978-1-913363-87-1
Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ addresses the challenge of whole-life discipleship and Christian formation for the contemporary church. Authors from around the world bring together insights from their Evangelical and Orthodox traditions to enrich the journey of witness and martyrdom, a faithful daily living of the Christian gospel which speaks with integrity to a world seeking truth.
We live in a world of growing division, hostility and suspicion. That world needs Jesus. That world also needs followers of Jesus who are united, filled with kindness, and who learn to trust one another. The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative seeks to increase communication, grow understanding and witness to the world our shared love of Jesus Christ. I trust this volume will help toward nurturing the same in your own life and ministry.
Dr. Michael Young-Suk Oh, Global Executive Director, The Lausanne Movement
Another step forward with excellent reflections on discipleship and Christian formation right at the heart of mission. Challenged by the other, we grow deeper in the understanding of our own faith and build trust on the way. The journey of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI) must continue.
Fr. Ioan Sauca, Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches
It is by living out our covenantal union in Christ, loving one another in the tension of our differences, that the world will believe and know that the Father lovingly sent the Son. In that ‘great commitment’ we are transformed and we transform our worlds. With great care, theological rigour, and vulnerability these ancient truths are developed afresh for our contemporary context in Living The Gospel.... For the era of God’s mission before us, I implore you to read it.
Dr Jay Matenga, Director Missions & Evangelism, World Evangelical Alliance