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Cokesbury

Fear of the Other

No Fear in Love
No Fear in Love
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There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.”

There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.”

Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? It’s one thing to genuinely love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are not only strangers, but people who live completely different lives? Reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the Gospel’s command to love—because to genuinely love those considered to be “Other” may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. In addition to the book, a Leader Guide and a DVD are available for a 5-week, video-based, small group study.

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“I love Will Willimon, and I love this book. Will writes with prophetic sarcasm, a touch of humor, plenty of self-effacement, and a pastor’s heart. And his words will make you laugh, cringe, cry, confess, and repent. This is a very timely book. I urge you, prospective reader, as you read this blurb on the back cover: buy and read it! You’ll be grateful you did.” —Adam Hamilton, senior pastor, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS; author of Half Truths

“This gutsy, biblically rich, theologically searing book by Willimon gigs everybody’s sacred cow. Not only is the one whom Christ loves Other but God is Other. The ground beneath us shakes the walls that divide us. If you are holed-up happy with people who look like you, don’t read this thing. It will screw up your world.” —Tex Sample, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, Saint Paul School of Theology, Leawood, KS

“Timely and prophetic, Willimon’s call to love the Other will quickly take hold of your soul, changing your preaching and your life. This book is not just a reminder of our Christian calling to welcome the Other but a call to conversion, a new way of seeing the neighbor and a new way of being in the world God desperately loves.” —Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

“Bishop Willimon’s new book should come with a warning: Do not read unless you are ready to be changed and want to change the world!” —O. Wesley Allen Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

There are additional resources available for this title on Cokesbury’s Free Downloads page.

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There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.”

There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.”

Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? It’s one thing to genuinely love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are not only strangers, but people who live completely different lives? Reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the Gospel’s command to love—because to genuinely love those considered to be “Other” may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. In addition to the book, a Leader Guide and a DVD are available for a 5-week, video-based, small group study.

“I love Will Willimon, and I love this book. Will writes with prophetic sarcasm, a touch of humor, plenty of self-effacement, and a pastor’s heart. And his words will make you laugh, cringe, cry, confess, and repent. This is a very timely book. I urge you, prospective reader, as you read this blurb on the back cover: buy and read it! You’ll be grateful you did.” —Adam Hamilton, senior pastor, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS; author of Half Truths

“This gutsy, biblically rich, theologically searing book by Willimon gigs everybody’s sacred cow. Not only is the one whom Christ loves Other but God is Other. The ground beneath us shakes the walls that divide us. If you are holed-up happy with people who look like you, don’t read this thing. It will screw up your world.” —Tex Sample, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, Saint Paul School of Theology, Leawood, KS

“Timely and prophetic, Willimon’s call to love the Other will quickly take hold of your soul, changing your preaching and your life. This book is not just a reminder of our Christian calling to welcome the Other but a call to conversion, a new way of seeing the neighbor and a new way of being in the world God desperately loves.” —Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

“Bishop Willimon’s new book should come with a warning: Do not read unless you are ready to be changed and want to change the world!” —O. Wesley Allen Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

There are additional resources available for this title on Cokesbury’s Free Downloads page.

https://www.cokesbury.com/forms/digitalstore.aspx?lvl=FREE%20Downloads

Now with a New Introduction!


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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781501824753
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • Binding Type: Adhesive - Perfect Binding
    • ISBN 13: 9781501824753
    • Publication Date: 04/05/2016
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: William H. Willimon
    • Page Count: 112
    • Width: 5.00 inches
    • Height: 7.00 inches
    • Length: 7.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.20 pounds
    • SKU: 9781501824760
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781501824760
    • Publication Date: 04/05/2016
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: William H. Willimon
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