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By Lisa Washington Lamb

schools can do it. Hospitals can do it. offices can do it. Why does the church within the usa nonetheless locate it so tough to combine throughout racial and ethnic divides? In Blessed and Beautiful Lisa Lamb trains her points of interest on one frequently ignored aspect of forging lifestyles jointly: the magnetic energy of shared stories. these universal narratives bind ethnic teams jointly and retain them aside. This ebook explores the sociological and theological dimensions of social reminiscence and considers the quite robust device preaching may be for shaping people who are prepared to possibility remembering their people's earlier in church and for shaping church buildings in a position to listening to these tales. whereas keenly conscious of the complicated dynamics concerned, Lamb finally provides pastors and different church leaders a glimmer of desire as they search to construct reconciled groups of faith.

"Here is support in the event you are disillusioned with quickly, shallow, and eventually ineffectual 'y'all come' techniques to the $64000, tough job of forming fit multi-ethnic church buildings. Lamb offers demanding yet hope-giving suggestions for considerate preachers and congregational leaders who take heavily their calling to honor congregants' diversified histories. particularly noteworthy is her theologically delicate exploration of the position of reminiscence for ethnic and Christian identity."
--Marguerite Shuster, Senior Professor of Preaching and Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

"The church is short of a major 'come to Jesus second' to determine who they're and who they should be in a altering global. This publication does it ingeniously by means of honoring a community's collective reminiscence on the middle. Lamb tackles the problems of preaching in multi-cultural church buildings with integrity and intentionality which are very important either to the long run church and within the honoring of reminiscence in these communities."
--Karyn Wiseman, Homiletics Professor at Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia

Lisa Lamb has taught preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA). She served on employees with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz and at Harvard University.

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