By The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson,Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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"Times switch and events appear to swap, yet there's nonetheless a superb desire for prophets, for God's ambassadors, to face up and rely. Who will dare to be Paul the Apostle at the present time, or Dorothy Day, or Francis of Assisi, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer? Who will dare, while God calls, to claim, 'Here i'm, Lord. ship me’?"
—from the Foreword by way of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Meet twelve fascinating—at instances, intimidating—Christian swap brokers who have been unafraid to invite what God could have them do within the face of life’s realities—and unafraid to move forward and do it. Their phrases and activities challenged the established order, and in so doing they confirmed the face of Jesus to the Church and to the world.
Whether calling us to dwell easily within the identify of Jesus, exhibiting tips to actual peacemaking, or exemplifying the genuine that means of braveness, the legacies of those blessed troublemakers proceed to encourage us this day … if we allow them.
Paul of Tarsus • Mary Magdalene • Origen of Alexandria • Francis of Assisi • Hildegard of Bingen • Thomas Cranmer • Sojourner fact • Dorothy Day • Dietrich Bonhoeffer • Janani Luwum • Oscar Romero • ok. H. Ting
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A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus by The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson,Archbishop Desmond Tutu