Authentic Relationships: Discover the Lost Art of "One Anothering"

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Baker Books, Sep 1, 2003 - Religion - 158 pages
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In a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy, this book reveals life-changing methods for creating healthy relationships and authentic community. Readers learn to apply New Testament principles that capture the essence of Jesus' teachings about effectively caring, serving, and loving one another.
Beginning with God's simple command to "Love one another," this book shows how to:

* develop deep, genuine friendships
* model to others a relationship with Jesus
* create meaningful interaction with strangers
* avoid the pitfalls of judging others
* show people love, acceptance, kindness, and respect

Complete with discussion questions, this book is appropriate for both individuals and church groups. It is a must for all Christians who wish to practice being the church rather than merely attending one.
 

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

A thought-provoking book about Christian community, in the best sense. Starting with the command to love one another, the authors look at several 'one another' verses from the New Testament. They ... Read full review

a great handbook on how to love

User Review  - saved by grace - Christianbook.com

I found this book extremely useful in creating lesson plans for an extensive small group bible study series I put together. This book is helpful in exploring and explaining many aspects of what it ... Read full review

Contents

Dedications
7
Escaping the Loneliness Trap
13
Loving Others like God Loves You
25
A Soft Place to Fall
35
Its Not All about You
45
Opening the Door
57
Sharing Gods Kindness
69
Sharing the Journey
77
Cheerleading
89
Pooling Our Wisdom
101
Taking It to God
111
The Genuine Article
123
Partnering in the Journey
133
Treasures Waiting to Be Discovered
145
Sharing the Journey with Others
151
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About the author (2003)

Wayne Jacobsen lives in Oxnard, California, but travels internationally as director of Lifestream Ministries. He is a contributing editor to Leadership Journal and the author of The Naked Church, In My Father's Vineyard, and He Loves Me.
Clay Jacobsen, Wayne's brother, has directed The Jerry Lewis Telethon, Dr. Laura, Entertainment Tonight, and Prime Time Country. He is the author of The Lasko Interview and Circle of Seven and resides in Camarillo, California.

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