The Jesus Way is good news for all people, from all times, in all places. But what does it mean to walk the Jesus Way? How can we who claim the name of Christ reflect the image of God in the twenty-first century? What does it mean to live out and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Christ?
These are the questions that inspired Herald Press’s exciting new series The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith. While the content of these books is deep and meaningful, they are crafted in a way that the everyday follower of Jesus can read quickly and easily—and affordably priced in a way that churches, ministries, and even small groups can purchase in large quantities.
Here’s how Herald Press describes this unique and meaningful series of books:
The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith
offer concise, practical theology that helps readers encounter big questions about God’s work in the world. Grounded in a Christ-centered reading of Scripture and a commitment to reconciliation, the series aims to enliven the service and embolden the witness of people who follow Jesus. The volumes are written by a diverse community of internationally-renowned pastors, scholars, and practitioners committed to the way of Jesus.
The Jesus Way series is rooted in Anabaptism, a Christian tradition that prioritizes following Jesus, loving enemies, and creating faithful communities.
Following Jesus means turning from sin, renouncing violence, seeking justice, believing in the reconciling power of God, and living in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Jesus Way liberates us from conformity to the world and heals broken places. It shines light on evil and restores all things.
Join Christ-followers around the world as we seek the Jesus Way.
Missio Alliance always seeks partnerships that help move important conversations forward in the church. We believe that The Jesus Way series will do exactly that!
Amy Gingerich, publisher of Herald Press, explains her excitement about the partnership this way:
The new Jesus Way series from Herald Press brings together theological insight and practical direction on essential questions for those who seek to follow Jesus. Missio Alliance brings these books into conversation with an engaged community of pastors and leaders. I am excited for the ways that Missio Alliance will foster Jesus-centered conversations around these topics, as our faith grows when we talk through our beliefs together.
Since our inception, Missio Alliance has intentionally worked to be a platform that brings attention to the breadth of Christian tradition, especially those who have been sidelined by current cultural and theological trends. Bringing attention to the Anabaptist tradition with its emphasis on the early church’s simplicity and aversion to violence has been a major part of our ethos and efforts. Our practice of bringing together a variety of voices for conversation rather than only highlighting experts to expound a particular theology is in part rooted in an Anabaptist understanding of how power should be wielded.Since our inception, Missio Alliance has intentionally worked to brings attention to the breadth of Christian tradition. The Anabaptist tradition with its emphasis on the early church's simplicity and aversion to violence has been a… Click To Tweet
Partnership with Herald Press is an obvious fit. As a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, and theology, Herald Press books reach a broad spectrum of readers.
The ten books in the series include:
What Is the Bible and How Do We Understand It?
Dennis R. Edwards
Why Did Jesus Die and What Difference Does It Make?
What Is the Trinity and Why Does It Matter?
Why Do We Suffer and Where Is God When We Do?
Valerie G. Rempel
What Is God’s Mission in the World and How Do We Join It?
Juan F. Martínez
Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them?
Hyung Jin Kim Sun
What Is the Church and Why Does It Exist?
What Does Justice Look Like and Why Does God Care about It?
Judith and Colin McCartney
What Is God’s Kingdom and What Does Citizenship Look Like?
Who Was Jesus and What Does It Mean to Follow Him?
Nancy Elizabeth Bedford
Our hope is that this partnership will not only bring attention to the vital books in this series but more importantly bring clarity to those who want to live like Jesus.
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