“Where The Cross Meets, In Avondale”
Through the Ministry of Church leaders, who dare to be different! The Story of courage in Exploring Collaborative Faith dialogue and action, that result in real sustaining spiritual Breakthroughs. Through the eyes of a female minister; whose, encounter in difficulties, inertia and fatigue within her Church, and the challenge to change attitudes, and work alongside other Churches, brings about real lasting challenges and commitment. All the characters, both encourage and at times thwart ecumenical endeavours proving ecumenism is not an easy journey for anyone! With some pointers; careful guides and ideas for one's own exploration of ecumenicalism, the novel offers some advice and guidance. The novel is set over the decades of the 70's, has humour, heartache, reluctance and revelation but most obvious it shows the clear and unmistakeable hand of God's Spirit as the characters reveal His voice and actions in their lives and communities.
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