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The Intentional Christian Community Handbook

The Intentional Christian Community Handbook

For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus

by David Janzen

"This is a book for people who long for community and for people who've found it; for young seekers and for old radicals. It's a book we've needed for a long, long time..."

—Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, co-authors of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

In the 21st century, spirit-energized people of all ages are searching for a new (yet ancient) way of life together. Read about a new book that captures these stories.

Book Excerpt: Read the Foreword

Book Excerpt: Read the Foreword

Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

"Hope is springing up, not in one mighty trunk, but in thousands of shoots."

Book Excerpt: Read the Preface

Book Excerpt: Read the Preface

David Janzen

"We love to judge others by their worst behavior and ourselves by our highest ideals."

A Q&A with Author David Janzen

A Q&A with Author David Janzen

Deborah Arca

In this exclusive interview, Janzen -- a friend of the New Monasticism movement with four decades of personal communal experience -- shares some wisdom gleaned from researching his new book. 

Nurturing Communities of God's Love

Nurturing Communities of God's Love

David Janzen

A new book and a new support community aims to nurture and resource intentional spiritual communities across the country.

Book Club Roundtable

A Guidebook for Neo-Monastics and Other Intentional Christians

A Guidebook for Neo-Monastics and Other Intentional Christians

Steve Knight

I appreciate that Franzen talks about the real challenges of community life and shares stories of failure (alongside many wonderful stories of success). 

An Invaluable Resource

An Invaluable Resource

Tony Jones

In the past, when approached by young Christians wanting advice on moving into or starting Christian community, I've usually tried to dissuade them. Now I'll tell them to read David Janzen's book.

A Strange Goldmine

A Strange Goldmine

Brandan Robertson

This book is strange. Really. Strange like Shane Claiborne. Strange in the best sense of the word.

Living Together

Living Together

Dan King

Janzen has me thinking long and hard about what it means to do life together with other Christians.

Taking Christian Living to Another Level

Taking Christian Living to Another Level

David Swartz

We yearn to belong, I mean really belong. When the Body of Christ does this well, we’re better than cookies right out of the oven.

Reflections on Community

Reflections on Community

Alexis Neal

Janzen takes issue with the modern idea of watered-down, milquetoast community. And I have to say, he has a point. The trouble is I'm not sure his solutions don't cause more problems than they purport to solve.

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