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Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us about Following Jesus

Bryan Bishop, Bryan Bishop
Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us about Following Jesus

In his many travels as a researcher for Youth With A Mission, Bryan Bishop discovered a startling phenomenon: hidden movements of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists who are experiencing and following Jesus outside the boundaries of traditional Western Christianity. And they have... Read More

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In his many travels as a researcher for Youth With A Mission, Bryan Bishop discovered a startling phenomenon: hidden movements of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists who are experiencing and following Jesus outside the boundaries of traditional Western Christianity. And they have plenty to teach Christians in the West who feel spiritually stagnant or disillusioned.

Through colorful firsthand accounts, Bishop unveils fresh expressions of faith that can revitalize our own. Those who have left or are feeling the pull to leave the church, along with those who chafe against the European-American cultural box into which we force Christianity, will welcome this expansive view of what it looks like to follow Christ.
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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: May 19, 2015
  • UPC: 9780801017162
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Publish Date: Jun 16, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL067030"
  • ISBN: 0801017165

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Fresh, honest, surprising, humble, and deeply biblical. by Joe on 9/30/2015
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When I read the cover of Bryan Bishops book, I was immediately cautious. When I opened the book and began to read, more defenses went up. Why, you might wonder, was this the case? I was worried that this was another book that was planning to bash the Western Church and the ways in which “American” Christianity has been exported around the world. I was worried that this was going to be another one of those books that bashed guys like me, who pastor in afluent suburbs, for not being in touch with the true heart of Jesus. Another one of those books that blames church strategy for people walking away from their faith. When books start out with Barna statistics on how people are leaving the church, but offer no real solutions, I start to glaze over really quickly. Books of this ilk are a dime-a-dozen and the arguments are exhausting and banal.

Bishop didn’t quite lose me in the first two chapters, but I could see the writing on the wall. Chapter 3, however, was surprising and takes a bit of a turn as we land in India meeting Hindu people who follow “Sadguru Yeshu.” Interesting, I thought. He had started to set the hook!

See the full review on my blog:
http://joevalenti.me/portfolio-item/boundless-what-global-expressions-of-faith-can-teach-us-about-loving-jesus/


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