By The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson,Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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"Times switch and occasions appear to swap, yet there's nonetheless an outstanding desire for prophets, for God's ambassadors, to face up and remember. Who will dare to be Paul the Apostle this day, or Dorothy Day, or Francis of Assisi, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer? Who will dare, while God calls, to claim, 'Here i'm, Lord. ship me’?"
—from the Foreword by means of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Meet twelve fascinating—at occasions, intimidating—Christian swap brokers who have been unafraid to invite what God might have them do within the face of life’s realities—and unafraid to move forward and do it. Their phrases and activities challenged the established order, and in so doing they confirmed the face of Jesus to the Church and to the world.
Whether calling us to dwell easily within the identify of Jesus, exhibiting how to real peacemaking, or exemplifying the real that means of braveness, the legacies of those blessed troublemakers proceed to encourage us at the present time … if we permit them.
Paul of Tarsus • Mary Magdalene • Origen of Alexandria • Francis of Assisi • Hildegard of Bingen • Thomas Cranmer • Sojourner fact • Dorothy Day • Dietrich Bonhoeffer • Janani Luwum • Oscar Romero • ok. H. Ting
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