TOGETHER ALIVE: Rediscovering the lost art of living in community
On May 23, 2007, the world turns majority urban. The church has entered a new era of evangelizing and discipling a new breed of people who has little or no memory of what it means to live in a community. Without the context of community, we risk compromising the integrity of gospel work. Is it too late to recover the lost art of living together?
“This book succinctly and powerfully packs in the essentials needed for redressing a huge deficiency in today’s church: the failure to practice biblical community life. There are few areas where biblical religion clashes with contemporary lifestyles as starkly as the approach to community life. But pastor Kuo Yung shows that the biblical model is not an ideal that is impossible to attain. He lets the Bible inform us of the essentials and clearly shows how these can be practically worked out in our daily lives.” – Ajith Fernando, Teaching Director, Youth for Christ, and author of The NIV Application Commentary: Acts (Zondervan)
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THE GOSPEL COMMUNITY: Where sharing lives is sharing Christ
Gospel & Community – a relationship gone awry? Rapid urbanization of our societies has taken its toll on the church, resulting in God’s people drifting apart.
This book demonstrates how the gospel, when deeply understood and radically practiced, is nevertheless able to birth, shape and sustain attractive communities in our cities, which will draw all kinds of people to Christ.
“Pastor Lam Kuo Yung has written a book that is a useful antidote to modern versions of Christianity that are highly individualistic. Many churches today are filled with consumer Christians pursuing their own personal ambitions. This book shows why this is a serious departure from the gospel by pointing to the communal nature of Christian faith and life – rooted in the communal life of the triune God. Like a breath of fresh air, this book offers a view of the church that is much-needed today – that it is a graced divine community, the Body of Christ, corporately reflecting the transforming power and winsome invitation and beauty of the gospel.” – Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon, The Methodist Church in Singapore
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