About the Book and Author

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Vulnerable Faith:
Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick
By Jamie Arpin-Ricci

About the Book

Patrick of Ireland lived a Christian life beyond the ordinary – that's why we call him a saint. But Jamie Arpin-Ricci contends that, although St. Patrick may have been extraordinary, the sort of life he lived is available to everyone – if we only desire and accept it.

This book is Arpin-Ricci's exploration of what that sort of radical way of living might look like. 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.

About the Author

Having spent over 20 years living in missional communities throughout Canada and the U.S., Jamie Arpin-Ricci brings his experience as a pastor and missionary to his passion for teaching and writing. Arpin-Ricci, along with his Australian wife & Ethiopian son, share life in inner city Winnipeg, Canada, where he serves as a pastoral leader at Little Flowers Community, a missional church he helped found. He also serves as co-director of Youth With A Mission Urban Ministries Winnipeg.

Arpin-Ricci is the author of The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis & Life in the Kingdom and Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick. He has also contributed chapters to several other books.

Arpin-Ricci, while an Anabaptist, has found much inspiration in the life of St. Francis of Assisi and in the practices of Franciscan spirituality, as well as other individuals and movements.