Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity (2020)

Way of Love Recovering the Heart of Christianity The pioneering scholar and author of Food and Faith and Living the Sabbath asserts that Christianity has slid off its rightful foundation arguing that the faith only makes sense and can only be expre
  • Title: Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity
  • Author: Norman Wirzba
  • ISBN: 9780062385819
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The pioneering scholar and author of Food and Faith and Living the Sabbath asserts that Christianity has slid off its rightful foundation, arguing that the faith only makes sense and can only be expressed in a healthy way if it seen as based on love, with a mission of training others in the way of love.It s often said that God is love, yet his message of compassion and carThe pioneering scholar and author of Food and Faith and Living the Sabbath asserts that Christianity has slid off its rightful foundation, arguing that the faith only makes sense and can only be expressed in a healthy way if it seen as based on love, with a mission of training others in the way of love.It s often said that God is love, yet his message of compassion and caring for others is often overshadowed by the battles dividing us politically, culturally, and religiously Why does Christianity matter if it isn t about love asks Duke University professor of Theology and Ecology Norman Wirzba.The Way of Love invites readers to experience Christianity that is centered on love Extensive theological training cannot replace the way of love that transforms and connects each of us to God and the faith, Wirzba contends Interweaving illuminating testimonials, historical references, and Scripture, he reveals how love allows us to move into the fullness of life when we do not love we lose our faith To fail to love, he reminds us, is to lose God.
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    1. Way of Love Recovering the Heart of Christianity by Norman WirzbaWhat is at the heart of the Christian faith, what makes this age old faith tick This is the question that Professor Norman Wirzba tackles in his new book, The Way of Love Recovering the Heart of Christianity Many will know Wirzba as a Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke University Divinity School, while others will know him for his long forays into the intersection of theology and the environment Food and Faith A Theology of [...]

    2. The anecdotes are lovely and hopeful The analysis felt repetitive to me But I think I agree with much of his perspective It was a refreshing read in that sense less oppression, love.

    3. Norman Wirzba is a brilliant, and in my opinion under appreciated theologian He is the professor of theology and ecology at the prestigious Duke University and has authored several books Prior to reading Way Of Love I had read Food and Faith and From Nature To Creation which were both incredible works of theology from an ecological perspective Wirzba s engagement with and at times critique of philosophy and postmodern culture thought are highly compelling The way he is able to challenge the read [...]

    4. In her forward to Way of Love Diana Butler Bass explains the Christianity is like a beautiful painting in need of reframing in order for many to appreciate again the beauty Author Norman Wirzba reframes the painting by reminding us that Christianity s focal point is a vision of God s love that creates sustains, redeems and provides true hope for the world This is an accessible, clarifying and satisfying effort in drawing our attention to what s most important in our life together in Christ.

    5. A great exploration of the importance of love in the Christian life Not simply a love that is sappy and cliche, but a love that is truly and earnestly life changing Wirzba s strong agrarian influence is clear in the piece and could have been brought out even stronger Ultimately, I felt like the conclusion fell a little flat compared to the three previous sections Overall, a good read and worth your time.

    6. There is a lot in this book that has been written about elsewhere Love should be actions not just words, churches should be welcoming, congregations should support each other Still, the real life examples are what make this a different and vivid book There are some chapters that really could have been complete books all themselves.

    7. This continues to be one of the inspiring renderings of the story of God Wirzba traces the thread of ladies be which shapes both the story of creation through new creation in the scriptures as well as how that story is expressed through the church This is well worth the time.

    8. I won this novel in the giveaway I found Norman Wirzba s analysis of a community based on the love and acceptance of God to be fairly realistic if somewhat of an utopia Definitely an interesting read.

    9. I feel sure Dr Wirzba is a great professor, but his book reads like a dull and repetitious lecture, the kind that puts one to sleep The topic, love as a way of life that pervades all of life, is a worthy one His thoughts are helpful ones But I had to work hard to keep reading In the end, I am glad I did We had him at church in person, and he is gentle but much engaging in person than in the book.

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