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By Jenny Duckworth,Justin Duckworth,Charles Ringma

opposed to the Tide, in the direction of the dominion is the tale of the city imaginative and prescient neighborhood in New Zealand. This booklet recounts the tale of a bunch of younger Christian adults who during the last fifteen years have relocated to the colourful ends in their urban to proportion lifestyles with people who are suffering, homeless, ill, terrible, overlooked, or differently marginalized. The neighborhood has grown over the years to seven neighborhoods the place on any given day you could locate "Urban Visionites" turning out to be greens amidst the concrete, educating English to refugees, delivering substitute education schemes to out of faculty kids, fostering kids, doing church with the homeless, delivering friendship to the mentally in poor health, roasting reasonable exchange espresso, operating childrens golf equipment, mothers teams, tenant conferences or simply sharing another cup of tea with their buddies. in reality sharing is an effective precis of the complete form of this intriguing circulation. They proportion houses, nutrition, funds, automobiles, jobs, prayers, desires, conversations, enjoyable, tears, ache, wish, therapeutic, transformation . . . they proportion the complete of existence with one another and with their friends. They dwell the gospel, this excellent news of Jesus.

"As you turn via those pages, you're feeling your soul begin to breathe greater. it's a name to damage unfastened from all that suffocates us and to stay with the recklessness and innocence of the lilies and sparrows. Justin and Jenny not just invite you to reject the counterfeit attractiveness and empty delivers yet they aspect you in the direction of new rhythms and holy behavior that movement the realm a bit in the direction of God's dream for it."
-Shane Claiborne
author, activist, convalescing sinner

"Honest and deeply reflective, Jenny and Justin Duckworth have granted us a window at the good looks, the mess, the enjoyment, and the soreness of missional group. What they've got stumbled on is that we will stay fuller, extra gracious lives in group, undertaking, and contemplation than we will by means of dwelling in our extended family fortresses. This trip opposed to the tide of a consumption-oriented tradition would require us to place to dying our tiresome and lonely lives of scrumptious self-absorption, however the promise of discovery and event in our voyage to a extra sustainable and simplified lifetime of shalom is painted for us with such impressive honesty and wonder that we're pressured to set out at the waka. this isn't a booklet, it's a call for participation. i beg you not only to learn it, yet to simply accept it."
-Scott Bessenecker
Associate Director of Missions
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

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