The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Feb 5, 2010 - Religion
4 Reviews
You were not meant to walk alone. Many of us struggle to forge deep relationships with God and other people. Modern society has isolated us as rugged individuals, deceiving us into thinking we can make it through life on our own. Individualism has likewise shaped the pattern of Christian discipleship, privatizing faith and separating us from fellow believers. But we come to know God best when others help us on the way. And our friendships develop best when we seek after God together. What would it look like to pursue God not by ourselves but in the company of friends? According to the model of the New Testament, spiritual transformation takes place in the context of Christian community. By unpacking the Gospel narratives of Jesus' ministry with his disciples, Richard Lamb demonstrates how discipleship develops within the shared community life of groups of Christians. He explores a range of topics--such as spiritual friendship, hospitality, leadership, service, conflict, forgiveness and mission--in light of Christian community. Engaging stories from real-life experience show how people can form one another spiritually when their lives are tumbled against one another. If you long for more of God, deeper friendships or both, this book will help you on the journey. Discover the transforming power of discipleship in community. Join the pursuit of God in the company of friends.
  

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Review: The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends

User Review  - Ben Wicks - Goodreads

This is the second book by Rich Lamb that I have read. I love the way he communicates. He shares many helpful stories from his personal experience and he communicates scriptural truths clearly. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Eh. This was ok. Another title could have been "Friends Make or Break Your Faith Post-College," though that is not catchy at all. It's written to folks in a different life-stage than I am, which is ... Read full review

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Contents

FRIENDS IN THE PURSUIT OF GOD
21
THE HOSPITALITY OF GOD
38
THE HEALING TOUCH OF GOD
57
LIFE DEATH AND LOVE AMONG FRIENDS
68
PRESENCE AND INTIMACY IN COMPANY OF FRIENDS
78
ON THE ROAD IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
96
FRIENDS SERVE LEAD SEE AND SPEAK
105
LISTENING AND GENTLE INFLUENCE
127
RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS AMONG FRIENDS
160
JESUS VISION FOR THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
178
THREEDIMENSIONAL COMMUNITY
201
THE MISSION OF GOD IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
210
THE ETERNAL COMPANY OF FRIENDS
224
NOTES
233
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
237
Copyright

COMPETITION AND COMPARISON AMONG FRIENDS
144

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About the author (2010)

Richard Lamb served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twenty-three years as campus staff and staff trainer. He is the author of The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends and now works in business development for a research firm. He lives with his wife and two children in San Gabriel, California.

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