The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends (Google eBook)
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 FriendsUser 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
Review: The Pursuit of God in the Company of FriendsUser 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
COMPETITION AND COMPARISON AMONG FRIENDS