The excellent cover design, coupled with the title and purpose of this book drew my attention initially. Who doesn't long for better community? As the subtitle- joining together to display the gospel- suggests, this paperback offers Biblical advice on how to grow closer for the glory of God. I really enjoyed and benefited from reading this book. I know there are many out there and although this may not be the absolute best of the books on community, it is definitely worth reading. I am grateful that I got the chance to read it and review it. I think it would be even more beneficial to follow through with the included 6-week discussion questions. In this ''instant'' age full of distant and ofttimes unsocial social media, people need to learn and implement a real sense of love , friendship and community.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
WHAT MAKES A COMMUNITY EXTRAORDINARY?
When people live in community moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit, great things happen.
They commit to one another. They grieve together, sing together, eat, pray, and play together. They love, serve, honor, encourage, and provide for each other gladly. And they live on mission together.
Hearts are healed, walls come down, and outsiders come in. No competition. No pretense. No vain conceit. Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely.
It is nothing short of amazing.
Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Read it, live it, and join the movement: Help unleash the power of extraordinary community.
6-Week group study included.