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Vulnerable Faith

Vulnerable Faith

Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick

by Jamie Arpin-Ricci

"Jamie Arpin-Ricci draws us into a very deep place. This place of questions, trembling, fear, hope, faith, is at the heart of our vulnerability. It is in this very place that we most intimately find God and one another." —Fran Rossi Szpylczyn, Catholic blogger and contributor to Homilists for the Homeless

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Drawing from Scripture, church history and his own ministry experiences among those who live on the margins, Vulnerable Faith bridges the often enormous gap between the conceptual ideal of faithfulness we talk about in church and a genuine, practical, radical obedience to Jesus.

St. Patrick, AA, and Vulnerable Faith: A Q&A with Jamie Arpin-Ricci

St. Patrick, AA, and Vulnerable Faith: A Q&A with Jamie Arpin-Ricci

"Who willingly exposes their weaknesses? Yet that is exactly that path Jesus calls us to tread, and for good reason: There is more hope in honest brokenness than in the pretense of false wholeness." Read the full author Q&A here.

Praise for <em>Vulnerable Faith</em>

Praise for Vulnerable Faith

"In Vulnerable Faith, the life of St. Patrick meets the spirituality of the 12 steps. It is a surprising, potent, and challenging combination. —Richard Beck, author Unclean and Slavery of Death

Read an Excerpt

Read an Excerpt

"Cheap faithfulness is taking the name of Christ as our identity without requiring the renunciation of self and selfish ends. It is seeking full intimacy with God yet giving little, if any, commitment. It is about negotiating terms with Jesus, as though we have anything at all to bring to the table. It is an abuse of love."

Be Inspired

Be Inspired

Visit Jamie Arpin-Ricci's website where he hosts his conversations on Christ and community and explores what it means to be a missional follower of Jesus.

The Fullness of Emptiness: A Lenten Reflection

The Fullness of Emptiness: A Lenten Reflection

"'Emptying' is not some form of purifying punishment, but rather a healing cleanse, promising that something far greater will fill us."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

An Inspiring and Humbling Book

An Inspiring and Humbling Book

Wendi Matusic

Vulnerable Faith is a fascinating look at how we cover our personal truths with pretense and in doing so we keep ourselves from full relationships with others, community, creation and God.

Vulnerability is Grace, and Grace is Vulnerability

Vulnerability is Grace, and Grace is Vulnerability

Bruce Epperly

In moments of grace, we – like St. Patrick – discover that the self-made person is to be pitied.

A Profound Book on Being Christian

A Profound Book on Being Christian

Rebecca Florence Miller

What would it be like if churches were places where we each committed to walk a path of recovery? Wouldn’t the result be the beginnings of ontological healing? Wouldn’t the authenticity of our faith shine through in powerful ways? Wouldn’t our witness be as powerful as that of a martyr?

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