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Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests

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"Wilson-Hartgrove (The New Monasticism) tells a story that deserves to be loved. He and his wife Leah founded Rutba House in Durham, N.C., a Christian community that over the years has opened its arms to the homeless, the addicted, the mentally ill, the needy, and those paroled from prison. From such experience and relationships, Wilson-Hartgrove has learned to view the world through the eyes of the downtrodden. Yet though his heart is in the right place, sometimes his writing falls short. Is it the occasional cliché ('smiling from ear to ear'), clumsy diction ('swinging words like I wanted to swing my fist') or a certain sameness to the people he describes despite their different stories? The heartfelt message- — that the disadvantaged help Wilson-Hartgrove more than he helps them — becomes at times repetitive. Towards the end, however, Wilson-Hartgrove writes compellingly of a white woman who wants a neighborhood watch in a place where relations with the police are fractured. Here his anger proves that he can write powerfully and well. Agent: Greg Daniel, Daniel Literary Group. (Nov. 5)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a popular speaker and well-known peace and social-justice activist. With Shane Claiborne he founded the New Monastic movement, which emphasizes an intentional life of prayer, seeking consensus, and engagement in the world. Jonathan and his wife, Leah, founded Rutba House, a Christian community that welcomes visitors, guests, neighbors, and strangers. In addition, he serves as an associate pastor at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. The author of more than a dozen books, his writings include The Awakening of Hope and The New Monasticism.

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ISBN:
9780307731951
Author:
Wilson-hartgrove, Jonathan
Publisher:
Convergent Books
Author:
Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan
Subject:
Christianity-Social Issues
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.16 x 0.58 in 0.4 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Wilson-Hartgrove (The New Monasticism) tells a story that deserves to be loved. He and his wife Leah founded Rutba House in Durham, N.C., a Christian community that over the years has opened its arms to the homeless, the addicted, the mentally ill, the needy, and those paroled from prison. From such experience and relationships, Wilson-Hartgrove has learned to view the world through the eyes of the downtrodden. Yet though his heart is in the right place, sometimes his writing falls short. Is it the occasional cliché ('smiling from ear to ear'), clumsy diction ('swinging words like I wanted to swing my fist') or a certain sameness to the people he describes despite their different stories? The heartfelt message- — that the disadvantaged help Wilson-Hartgrove more than he helps them — becomes at times repetitive. Towards the end, however, Wilson-Hartgrove writes compellingly of a white woman who wants a neighborhood watch in a place where relations with the police are fractured. Here his anger proves that he can write powerfully and well. Agent: Greg Daniel, Daniel Literary Group. (Nov. 5)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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