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Resources for Practicing the King's Economy

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Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy

In 2006, 5 pastors decided to do Christmas differently. They called it the Advent Conspiracy, and came up with four tenets—Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All—to guide themselves, their families, and congregations through their season of preparation for Christmas.

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Christians in an Age of Wealth

Christians in an Age of Wealth

By Craig L Blomberg

In this book, Craig Blomberg addresses the tough questions about the place and purpose of wealth and material possessions in a Christian’s life. He points to the goodness of wealth, as God originally designed it, but also surveys the Bible’s many warnings against making an idol out of money.

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Liturgy of the Ordinary

Liturgy of the Ordinary

By Tish Harrison Warren

In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God’s presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?

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Prophetic Lament

Prophetic Lament

By Soong-Chan Rah

The American church avoids lament. But lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith. Lament recognizes struggles and suffering, that the world is not as it ought to be. Lament challenges the status quo and cries out for justice against existing injustices.

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Reconciling All Things

Reconciling All Things

By Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice

Secular models of peacemaking are insufficient. And the church has not always fulfilled its call to be agents of reconciliation in the world. This book casts a comprehensive vision for reconciliation that is biblical, transformative, holistic and global.

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From Brokenness to Community

From Brokenness to Community

By Jean Vanier

The text in this book originated as two lectures given by Jean Vanier at Harvard University in 1988. He speaks eloquently of the lessons he has learned from the disabled adults he serves at his community in France and at other houses. He speaks of his own healing and his own need for people. He speaks of the power of belonging and how it satisfies the deepest needs in people.

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Life Together

Life Together

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In this book, we learn of Pastor Bonhoeffer’s experience within Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul’s letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups.

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Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

By Ron J. Sider

In this new look at an age-old problem, the author offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.

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God So Loved, He Gave

God So Loved, He Gave

By Kelly M. Kapic with Justin Borger

The gospel is shaped by giving: God’s generosity buys us out of bondage and brings us into all the blessings of belonging. But the good news is not only that God has made us to be recipients of His grace but also participants in the movement of His divine justice and generosity!

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When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts

By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Discover how to effectively help low-income people, moving beyond good intentions to lasting change.

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