Synopses & Reviews
How can we resolve conflicts as Christ commanded? How can we embrace equality and share finances and possessions? Is there an alternative to both individualistic varieties of faith and versions that idolize community? John Howard Yoder presents a compelling vision for Christian fellowship rooted in who God is and what God has done. Here, finally, is a collection of Yoder's writings for the rest of us--practical, yet as engaging as ever. Yoder speaks of the Christian's call to a life that is drastically different from the pattern of this world.
These early essays and speeches from one of Anabaptism's premier theologians--most previously unpublished--are formatted and edited in a fresh presentation for Christians today.
Book Three in the Yoder for Everyone series.
A study guide is available here.
Other books in the Yoder for Everyone series:
Volume 1: Radical Christian Discipleship
Volume 2: Revolutionary Christian Citizenship
A statement on Herald Press and John Howard Yoder
Real Christian Fellowship is about more than socializing with people who share common interests. True fellowship among believers breaks down walls of race, gender, ability, and social status. In this book, John Howard Yoder plums the depths of congregational life as God intended it to be. In doing so, he invites us to turn our world upside down so that we may be right side up in God's upside-down kingdom. For many believers, the practices of the Christian community have become stale. In this volume, Yoder infuses fresh air into familiar practices neither by retrieving older liturgical forms, which is trendy for some, nor by conforming to the latest cravings of the ever-changing market, which is trendy for others. Rather, Yoder plumbs the Bible to understand church practices in ways that are sure to spur readers on to a more intense search for faithfulness, fellowship, and witness. Book 3 of the Yoder For Everyone Series. 210 Pages.