Testimony : talking ourselves into being Christian / Thomas G. Long.
By: Long, Thomas G.Material type: BookSeries: Practices of faith series: Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 179 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0787968323; 9780787968328.Subject(s): Witness bearing (Christianity)DDC classification: 248/.5 Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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|Book: Standard||Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre||Main||BV4520 .L66 2004 (Browse shelf)||Available||17-424|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index.
Talking ourselves into being Christian -- Can I get a witness? -- Sunday words -- First light -- Walking the walk, talking the talk -- The six o'clock news -- Whispered secrets and bedtime prayers -- A last word.
In this groundbreaking book, Thomas G. Long -- a theologian and respected authority on preaching—explores how Christians talk when they are not in church. Testimony breaks the stained-glass image of religious language to show how ordinary talking in our everyday lives -- talk across the backyard fence, talk with our kids, talk about politics and the events of the day -- can be sacred speech. In a world of spin, slick marketing, mindless chatter, and easy deceptions, Testimony shows that the hunger for truthful, meaningful, and compassionate speech is ultimately grounded in truth about God.