I’m excited to announce that Guerrilla Bible Studies, Volume 3: Basic Training for the Jesus Movement is now available!
This new book consists of thirteen discipleship Bible studies tried-and-tested in jails, rural communities in the global South, in frontline North American and European missional settings and in graduate-level theology schools. It is designed to work through individuals, in small groups or for use in one-on-one.
The New Testament tells the story of God’s sending of his Son, Jesus of Nazareth, who launches the final offensive of a liberation movement we are each recruited to join. Jesus’ movement grows person by person, as individuals agree to become disciples, learning from Jesus, seeking to live life differently, in alignment with his teaching.
Jesus’ movement is not partisan, religious or ideological, but deeply spiritual, highly relational and revolutionary. Jesus crosses lines of difference, challenging prejudice, embracing outcasts, inviting people to receive God’s love into the core of their beings to such an extent that it transforms all relationships.
Jesus describes his kingdom as in the world but not of it, light in the darkness, yeast in the dough, good news to the poor. Becoming a disciple changes you from the inside out, affecting the world from the bottom up.
This volume of thirteen Bible studies follows volume 1, Surprising Encounters with God, and volume 2, God’s Radical Recruiting– the third in a series of four sequels to Guerrilla Gospel: Reading the Bible for Liberation in the Power of the Spirit. In this collection you will find practical guidelines for facilitating liberating Bible studies, including a new sample study in the introduction on Philippians 4:4-9.
Each study focuses on one of Jesus’ core teachings for enlistees, who respond to his call to participate in his liberation movement. Each study is laid out for easy use by Bible study facilitators, including questions, suggestions for guiding the study, explanations, background information about the text, and invitations and calls to action for the participants.
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