Living into Community

Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us
Narrated by: Jessica Schell
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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Every church, every organization, has experienced them: betrayal, deception, grumbling, envy, exclusion. They make life together difficult and prevent congregations from developing the skills, virtues, and practices they need to nurture sturdy, life-giving communities.

In Living into Community, Christine Pohl explores four specific Christian practices - gratitude, promise-keeping, truth-telling, and hospitality - that can counteract those destructive forces and help churches and individuals build and sustain vibrant communities. Drawing on a wealth of personal and professional experience and interacting with the biblical, historical, and moral traditions, Pohl thoughtfully discusses each practice, including its possible complications and deformations, and points to how these essential practices can be better cultivated within communities and families.

©2016 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (P)2017 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

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Excellent Book

Excellent book on community. I would highly recommend it for those seeking to build up fellowship and community in their churches.

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Great reminder of our responsibility to the Kingdom

Christian community is not an option - we are called to be part of the body of Christ (p. 174). Amen! Every believer should study and understand the concepts in this book.