Wisdom of Wimber

Luke-Acts Improv: Biblical Narratives That Get You into the Act (Paperback)

In a twenty-first century world that is defined by what goes on in cities, Jamie Greene understands that we Christians can win a hearing in the noisy cauldron of today’s urban, postmodern culture. But we must think of our mission in a new way. We who would follow Jesus, he points out, are invited to

In a twenty-first century world that is defined by what goes on in cities, Jamie Greene understands that we Christians can win a hearing in the noisy cauldron of today’s urban, postmodern culture. But we must think of our mission in a new way. We who would follow Jesus, he points out, are invited to step into a grand drama. To join with the apostles, who were taught by Jesus and then unleashed at Pentecost in this play-of-the-ages. As it continues its run, the performances — our performances, suggests Jamie — are more improvised than scripted. A Luke-Acts improv, in other words! This is a gripping and galvanizing insight. The God of grace is the director, and our improv both builds toward God’s grand climax and recruits more into the company on stage? Wow!
—From the Foreword by Dr. Bill Woodward

Author Profile

Jamie Greene earns his livelihood in corrugated packaging sales. He and his wife, Lynn have found great joy in urban townhouse living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA, building relationships and community with “the best neighbors ever.” They attend North Seattle Alliance Church. He is an ordained minister and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA. He has also earned official certification through the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Naperville, IL.,/p>

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Sea Kayaker "Sea Kayaker" says:

Cutting through the noise… There are MANY writers these days on the “missional” movement within the Church. There are a few who are truly gifted writers, and then, there are a still smaller number who are both writers and practitioners (Hirsch, Breen, Sweet, to name a few). Add to the last list Jamie Greene. Using the lens of that most powerful of missional documents, Luke-Acts, the writer focuses on what it means to be a person in mission to others today. Here. Now. Added to Luke-Acts is a plethora of great quotes, and, better still, the witness of his own life. Great book!

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