When the Church Was a Family

by Joseph Hellerman

When the Church Was a Family

by Joseph Hellerman

Trade Paper
$19.99

Recapturing Jesus' Vision for Authentic Christian Community

A study of the early Christian church in the Mediterranean region and its emphasis on collective good over individual desire clarifies much about what is wrong with the American church today.

When the Church Was a Family

by Joseph Hellerman

When the Church Was a Family

by Joseph Hellerman

eBook
$14.99

Recapturing Jesus' Vision for Authentic Christian Community

A study of the early Christian church in the Mediterranean region and its emphasis on collective good over individual desire clarifies much about what is wrong with the American church today.

Overview

Spiritual formation occurs primarily in the context of community. But as the modern cultural norm of what social scientists call “radical American individualism” extends itself, many Christians grow lax in their relational accountability to the church. Faith threatens to become an “I” not “us,” a “my God” not “our God” concern.

When the Church Was a Family calls believers back to the wisdom of the first century, examining the early Christian church from a sociohistorical perspective and applying the findings to the evangelical church in America today. With confidence, author Joseph Hellerman writes intentionally to traditional church leaders and emerging church visionaries alike, believing what is detailed here about Jesus’ original vision for authentic Christian community will deeply satisfy the relational longings of both audiences.

Overview

Spiritual formation occurs primarily in the context of community. But as the modern cultural norm of what social scientists call “radical American individualism” extends itself, many Christians grow lax in their relational accountability to the church. Faith threatens to become an “I” not “us,” a “my God” not “our God” concern.

When the Church Was a Family calls believers back to the wisdom of the first century, examining the early Christian church from a sociohistorical perspective and applying the findings to the evangelical church in America today. With confidence, author Joseph Hellerman writes intentionally to traditional church leaders and emerging church visionaries alike, believing what is detailed here about Jesus’ original vision for authentic Christian community will deeply satisfy the relational longings of both audiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN:
    9780805447798
  • Status:
    Active
  • Season:
    Summer 2009
  • Release Date:
    08/03/2009
  • Page Count:
    240
  • Carton Qty:
    44

Product Details

  • ISBN:
    9781433668432
  • Status:
    Active
  • Season:
    Summer 2009
  • Release Date:
    08/03/2009
  • Page Count:
    240