The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor

InterVarsity Press, 27 de set. de 2006 - 199 páginas
Finalist, Fourth Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (2006) Vows—exclusive promises or commitments—are almost unheard of these days. They're considered a quaint relic of times past when open options were not such highly regarded virtues. But many people in this commitment-averse culture are begging for someone to set the bar higher, to call them to higher levels of devotion. Across the ages God has consistently attracted a few in every crowd who would make and keep vows, and called them to stick out, act out and speak out. In The New Friars Scott Bessenecker profiles young Christians who have voluntarily removed themselves from the status quo in order to seek justice and mercy with the poorest of the world's poor. These new friars are carrying on the work of the monastic tradition, the spirit of Francis and Clare of Assisi, St. Patrick and St. Brigid, the Jesuits and Nestorians and Moravians. The New Friars will show you that with God all things—even uncommon acts of courageous faith—are possible.

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Comentário do usuário  - Greg Willis -

This is a really good book. The only problem for me was that I had just finished reading The Irresistible Revolution before I started reading this one. Friars is worth the money, but it is not as ... Ler resenha completa

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At first I wasnt sure where the author was going with this book but stick with it. It is very good and very challenging definitely not meant to be entertaining. Great wisdom in understanding the very ... Ler resenha completa


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Each year Scott Bessenecker helps send over 2000 college students to nearly every continent on earth as the associate director of missions for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. To prepare for his work spreading vision and mobilizing resources, Scott got a degree in Business Administration and a masters in International Development from William Carey International University. Scott has written from a holistic Christian perspective for publications like Relevant and Mission Maker magazines and edited the book Quest for Hope in the Slum Community. His active weblog is at

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