Sunday, December 18, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 18

Again, many big thanks to our friends at InterVarsity Press! We detailed Authentic Church by Vaughn Roberts yesterday. It is again one of two books some lucky chap will be winning.

But what about the publisher's description of Missional Spirituality by Helland and Hjalmarson you ask:

If all of the earth is God's domain, why are Christians so terribly provincial? We rarely leave our church buildings, and our spirituality rarely takes us beyond ourselves.

Veteran church leaders Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson observe that Jesus begins his mission in the temple, where he wows the religious elite and chides his parents by saying, "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" But Jesus doesn't stay in the temple; indeed, in Christ the temple of the Lord is on the move--even to the ends of the earth.

In this book the authors helpfully reconnect spirituality and mission, showing you how the spiritual life, when lived properly, follows a similar progression: we "come home" to Christ, loving him from our heart and soul and mind and strength. And then we set forth to love our neighbors as ourself. Discover how through this process you can reclaim the whole of God's kingdom for his glory and the fulfillment of your heart's longing.

For a complete list of prizes and rules, click here. You can enter using the PunchTab app below. RSS readers will need to click through to the post to see the widget. Good luck!     


Advent Reflection 

    “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
        for he has visited and redeemed his people
    and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
        in the house of his servant David,
    as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
    that we should be saved from our enemies
        and from the hand of all who hate us;
    to show the mercy promised to our fathers
        and to remember his holy covenant,
    the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
        that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
    might serve him without fear,
        in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
    And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
        for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
    to give knowledge of salvation to his people
        in the forgiveness of their sins,
    because of the tender mercy of our God,
        whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
    to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
        to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
(Luke 1:68-79 ESV)


BRPadmin said...


Anonymous said...

cider definitely

Jason Gardner said...

Cider for sure!

Chris said...

hot chocolate

David said...

Cider, then hot chocolate! Nog is the only one I don't really like. If it comes down to it, I drink milk instead!