Whether you have just begun thinking about communal living, are already embarking on a shared life with others, or have been part of a community for many years, the pieces in this collection will encourage, challenge, and strengthen you.
"Our culture perpetuates the lie that happiness is getting whatever one wants and being whatever one wants to be. Relationships only go deep when we are willing to forego our preferences and demands."
"Community is dangerous. This is easy to forget at a time when we often hear calls for more community."
"In a culture of connectivity, where we have countless people to text and tweet, millions are under the illusion that a networked life is a rich, meaningful life. But community is more than connectivity."
"To come across a dismembered human body part, like a finger or a toe, would shock and repulse us. If we would only step back and see how fractured and dismembered our lives are."
J. R. Daniel Kirk
Even if you have no desire to live in Christian community, this is a book you should read.
In "Called to Community," Bonhoeffer describes our disillusionment with Christian community as grace.
In a world where it’s more common to find folks decrying genuine Christian community, Charles Moore dares us to dream fresh dreams and live transformed lives in the way Jesus envisioned for his followers.
Jennifer Woodruff Tait
In a world which seems bent on atomizing, polarizing, and commodifying us all, this is your antidote to decadence.
Communion requires vulnerability, but that's the last thing most of us want to be.
For those who are discerning the call to community, this book is a sign of confirmation from the Holy Spirit. I not only recommend Called to Community, I thank my brothers and sisters in the Bruderhof for publishing it. They have done the church a great service.
The authors know what they're talking about. And this invitation to come alongside them is a great place to start finding some new roads in an old faith of our own.
Paul Louis Metzger
As with the Bible, this book is not to be read alone, or lived alone, but embodied in community. Will we take up and read—and live?