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Called to Community

Called to Community

The Life Jesus Wants for His People

Edited by Charles E. Moore

"I am certain that contained in this book is the future of being Christian." --Stanley Hauerwas

About the Book and Editor

About the Book and Editor

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.

No Longer Satisfied With Church As Usual: Q&A With Editor Charles E. Moore

No Longer Satisfied With Church As Usual: Q&A With Editor Charles E. Moore

"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."

Read the Foreword From

Read the Foreword From "Called to Community"

"Community is dangerous. This is easy to forget at a time when we often hear calls for more community."

Read the Introduction From

Read the Introduction From "Called to 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."

It Takes Work: Read an Excerpt From

It Takes Work: Read an Excerpt From "Called to Community"

"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."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Challenging Our Normal

Challenging Our Normal

J. R. Daniel Kirk

Even if you have no desire to live in Christian community, this is a book you should read.

Community and Idealism: Bonhoeffer’s Wisdom For the American Church

Community and Idealism: Bonhoeffer’s Wisdom For the American Church

Zach Hoag

In "Called to Community," Bonhoeffer describes our disillusionment with Christian community as grace.

Christian Faith is Connecting Faith

Christian Faith is Connecting Faith

Julius McCarter

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.

How Christ Calls Us to Community

How Christ Calls Us to Community

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

In a world which seems bent on atomizing, polarizing, and commodifying us all, this is your antidote to decadence.

How to Be Liberated From Elitism: Reflecting on

How to Be Liberated From Elitism: Reflecting on "Called to Community"

Kyle Roberts

Communion requires vulnerability, but that's the last thing most of us want to be.

An Essential Collection

An Essential Collection

Mark Gordon

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.

Called to Community: A Review

Called to Community: A Review

David Swartz

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.

Sola Scriptura and Solitary Confinement

Sola Scriptura and Solitary Confinement

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?

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"Called to Community": Q&A With Editor Charles E. Moore

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