Unexpected Destinations: An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World Christianity

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 296 pages
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From Billy Graham to a Trappist monastery, from Capitol Hill to the helm of the Reformed Church in America, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson s personal pilgrimage has covered the length and breadth of Christianity in America. Now, drawing upon forty years of his own spiritual journals, this elder statesman of the church crystallizes his wide-ranging experiences into a sharp, lively memoir.

Unexpected Destinations reveals a unique encounter with evangelical piety, Catholic contemplative spirituality, Reformed theology, Pentecostal practice, and ecumenical efforts an encounter that dares to envision unity between all these strands of Christianity. It provides fresh historical insights into the evangelical subculture of the 1970s, sheds new light on how denominations today grapple inwardly with such issues as homosexuality and missional renewal, and poignantly relates the joy and pain of one man s spiritual life journey.

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About the author (2011)

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson has served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America since 1994. He was founding managing editor of Sojourners magazine and has worked with Christian Churches Together in the USA, the Global Christian Forum, and Call to Renewal. His other books include Leadership from Inside Out: A Guide to Leading, Living, Working, and Praying.

Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners and editor in chief of "Sojourners" magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It" and "The Great Awakening", and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad. He has written for major newspapers and appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, on shows such as "Meet the Press", "Morning Joe", "Hardball", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", and "The O'Reilly Factor", and on NPR. He also teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard University.

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