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Author: Randy Frazee Narrator: Jonathan Petersen, Jonathan Peterson Publisher: Zondervan Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780310304371

Publisher Description

The development of meaningful relationships, where every member carries a significant sense of belonging, is central to what it means to be the church. So why do many Christians feel disappointed and disillusioned with their efforts to experience authentic community? Despite the best efforts of pastors, small group leaders, and faithful lay persons, church too often is a place of loneliness rather than connection.Church can be so much better. So intimate and alive. The Connecting Church tells you how. The answer may seem radical today, but it was a central component of life in the early church. First-century Christians knew what it meant to live in vital community with one another, relating with a depth and commitment that made "the body of Christ" a perfect metaphor for the church. What would it take to reclaim that kind of love, joy, support, and dynamic spiritual growth? Read this book and find out.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A LOT of good stuff here. "

    - Jay, 11/28/2013
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    " Love the theory. Wondering how practical it would be for people to live it out. "

    - Jeff, 10/24/2013
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    " This is a great read for the relationship side of church small groups. So far, it provides a penetrating analysis of the reasons small groups are not working in many churches for many people. "

    - Larry, 1/19/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very helpful, practical book with a great vision for helping Christian re-connect with the community through their own neighborhoods. "

    - Greg, 1/18/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another book that has shaped my worldview. "

    - Joel, 5/30/2011
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    " Uh, we have light bulbs now. That would be just one reason we aren't keeping the same schedule as ancient Israel these days. "

    - Michael, 5/7/2011
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    " This is a great book for newlyweds or new families. It is a great book for prioritizilng your time. "

    - Theresa, 5/1/2010
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    " Randy Frazee talks about simplifying our schedules, following a 6 am - 10 pm day, ending all work at 6 pm to spend time with family and friends. It's quite a challenge and interesting thought. "

    - Angie, 6/26/2009
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    " A way to structure your daily life that provides time for family and community. Excellent for both those thinking about small group community and those who are just overwhelmed with daily business. Our family got some good nuggets out of this. "

    - Deanna, 7/6/2007
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this book. Living life by the "Hebrew day planner" is just too good. Frazee rocks and I love his call to simplicity. "

    - Tam, 4/23/2007

About the Author

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

About the Narrators

Jonathan Peterson, a director of executive communications at AARP, is a longtime journalist who specializes in making complex issues easy to understand. His interest in Social Security began when he covered the political debate in Washington that led to major reforms in 1983. During his twenty-three year career with the Los Angeles Times, he explored the aging of America, domestic policy, and the US economy. He has won numerous awards for journalism and speechwriting. He was on the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the LA riots and was awarded the Malcolm Forbes Prize by the Overseas Press Club for in-depth stories about the collapsing Soviet Union.

Jonathan Peterson, a director of executive communications at AARP, is a longtime journalist who specializes in making complex issues easy to understand. His interest in Social Security began when he covered the political debate in Washington that led to major reforms in 1983. During his twenty-three year career with the Los Angeles Times, he explored the aging of America, domestic policy, and the US economy. He has won numerous awards for journalism and speechwriting. He was on the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the LA riots and was awarded the Malcolm Forbes Prize by the Overseas Press Club for in-depth stories about the collapsing Soviet Union.