In Prism’s Book Bag: Let the Servant Church Arise!
Let the Servant Church Arise! by Barbara DeGrote-Sorensen and David Allen Sorensen (Augsburg Fortress, 2003) explores all aspects of Christian
servanthood and how it can have a profound effect on both church and civil communities. If the servant church is to arise it will not come as a wordy edict from powers in high places. Nor will it come through a well-written curriculum, an increased budget or improved infrastructure. The servant church will arise as it always has, fueled by the gracious acts of individual believers who have heard the invitation and been faithful to the call.
Consisting of short chapters written in direct, even colloquial, style, Let the Servant Church Arise! presents servanthood as “a positive and possible way to live,” says Gerald Iversen, national coordinator of Alternatives for Simple Living. Questions at the end of the chapters make the book useful both for groups and for individuals.
Chapters examine the concept of “the call,” what the Scriptures have to say about servanthood, how to find meaning and mission in life, how to cultivate a servant’s heart, the role of hospitality, and what a servant church looks like.
Go to http://www.augsburgfortress.org to learn more or to order.