Description: Building Up the Church: Live Experiments in Faith, Hope, and Love, the companion volume to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's book, New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church (2008), is a practical study guide to invite the church to imagine that ""another ways is possible"" as it lives into its identity as ""God's peculiar people"" (Titus 2:14). Its stories, reflection questions, and suggested exercises are designed to catalyze local churches and Christian communities into becoming ""laboratories for the gospel kingdom""--that is, communities that serve the living God and their neighbors by carrying out experiments in faith, hope, and love. About the Contributor(s): A native of North Carolina, Sam Ewell lives in Londrina, Brazil, with his wife, Rosalee Velloso Ewell, and their three children: James, Isabella, and Katharine. Sam is a theological educator, networker, local pastor, (late convert to soccer . . . ), and missionary with Schools for Conversion-Latin America.