Rowan Williams served as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012 and is now Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. A Fellow of the British Academy and an internationally recognized theologian, he is also author of BEING CHRISTIAN: BAPTISM, BIBLE, EUCHARIST, PRAYER and BEING DISCIPLES: ESSENTIALS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.http://www.eerdmans.com/Pro...http://www.eerdmans.com/Pro...
About BEING CHRISTIAN:
In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians.
In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams's insights to their own lives.
About BEING DISCIPLES:
"Discipleship," says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, "is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live — not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being."
Having covered baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention in Being Disciples to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith.
The book has six succinct chapters:
Faith, Hope, and Love
Faith in Society
Life in the Spirit
In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.
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