Towards Jerusalem

A pilgrim's regress and progress to God's Holy City

Steve Brady

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God has an agenda for cities. Steve Brady is convinced of it. The Bible is full of significant cities and the biblical story is full of imagery of cities-culminating in God's 'holy city', birthed in and through his people. Towards Jerusalem is a unique Lent book, a call to live for a vision bigger than ourselves, marching to a different drumbeat towards 'Zion', God's New Jerusalem and all that this means in transformative terms for today's Christian believer.

Contents

    Introduction

  • Ash Wednesday: Temptations
  • Thursday: Blessed are the balanced
  • Friday: The ultimate mission statement
  • Saturday: Runners and spectators
  • Week 1: Seeking a city: unfamiliar people and places

  • Sunday: From a garden to a city
  • Monday: Superheroes or villains?
  • Tuesday: Human potential and its hubris
  • Wednesday: A saved soul and a wasted life
  • Thursday: A place for tears
  • Friday: Mid-life crisis
  • Saturday: Eisodus comes before exodus
  • Week 2: Finding a home: undulating experiences of God

  • Sunday: Everybody needs good neighbours
  • Monday: Upwardly mobile
  • Tuesday: The ideal home show
  • Wednesday: Strong foundations
  • Thursday: Life in perspective
  • Friday: Peace in the city
  • Saturday: Troubled waters
  • Week 3: Rebuilding a ruin: unpromising situations

  • Sunday: Praying
  • Monday: Influencing
  • Tuesday: Organising
  • Wednesday: Coping
  • Thursday: Rectifying
  • Friday: Completing
  • Saturday: Reforming
  • Week 4: Creating communities of faith: unpredictable churches

  • Sunday: Sound Street Abbey - Ephesus
  • Monday: Crown Close Cathedral - Smyrna
  • Tuesday: Martyr's Memorial Church - Pergamum
  • Wednesday: Loose Lane Fellowship - Thyatira
  • Thursday: Cemetery Junction Church - Sardis
  • Friday: Main Road Assembly - Philadelphia
  • Saturday: Cool Court Chapel - Laodicea
  • Week 5: Approaching Jerusalem: unexpected heroes and villains

  • Sunday: A short-sighted trio
  • Monday: Samaritans
  • Tuesday: A midnight caller
  • Wednesday: Amazing grace
  • Thursday: Future shock
  • Friday: Open all hours?
  • Saturday: What's so dangerous about grace?
  • Week 6: Redeeming the world: the unrecognised builder

  • Palm Sunday: Crossing the Rubicon
  • Monday: Givers and takers
  • Tuesday: Back to the future
  • Wednesday: Red-letter day
  • Maundy Thursday: Gethsemane
  • Good Friday: A dying thief, a living hope
  • Holy Saturday: Dead and gone?
  • Easter Day: The short walk to freedom
  • Epilogue: Easter Monday: Our man in heaven
  • Notes
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Author info

Steve Brady was born in Liverpool. He has been in full-time Christian ministry for over 40 years, is Principal of Moorlands College, holds a PhD in theology, and serves as a trustee of the Keswick Convention. He has authored several books, including BRF's Advent title, The Incredible Journey: Christmas from Genesis to Jesus. He is married to Brenda, and they have two children and four grandchildren.

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Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857465603
  • Published: 17 November 2017
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184
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