Vibrant Christianity in Multifaith Britain

Andrew Smith

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This is the book I wish had been available when i first started to think about engaging with other faiths. Andrew is a safe guide to this rewarding and necessary aspect of contemporary Christian discipleship. He offers his long experience, godly wisdom and theological depth worn lightly in the stories and reflections that will amuse, reassure, but most of all inspire us to the best practice.
Revd Dr Richard Sudworth, Priest in Charge at Christchurch Sparkbrook

Content

Equipping the church for a faithful engagement with people of different faiths

Vibrant Christianity in Multi-Faith Britain is an accessible and thought-provoking approach that encourages readers to think seriously about how we live out our faith in an increasingly multi-faith society. Whether we meet people of different faiths or just hear about them in the media, this book will give Christians confidence to express our faith in a religiously diverse world. Drawing on scripture and the author's many years of experience, the book challenges preconceptions and offers practical advice.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • What do we think of other faiths?
  • A different question
  • Them and us?
  • The great commission
  • Doing dialogue
  • Being peacemakers
  • Cultural issues
  • The church: reaching out and welcoming in

Endorsements

This is the book I wish had been available when i first started to think about engaging with other faiths. Andrew is a safe guide to this rewarding and necessary aspect of contemporary Christian discipleship. He offers his long experience, godly wisdom and theological depth worn lightly in the stories and reflections that will amuse, reassure, but most of all inspire us to the best practice.
Revd Dr Richard Sudworth, Priest in Charge at Christchurch Sparkbrook

If 'proclamation evangelism' and 'diaconal service' are badly in need of a biblical redefinition; and if the two need to be synthesised into one cohesive whole that's organic and relational, then this is a 'must-read' about what the non-negotiable ingredients are; how they ideally blend together and what it could look like in practice.
Steve Bell, Author, speaker, Director of Interserve in Gt Britain & Ireland

'Vibrant Christianity' does exactly what the title suggests: it challenges Christians to think and pray and act in such a way that the Christian faith will continue to flourish in the United Kingdom for generations to come. This is a must read for anyone who wants to think about how to love their neighbour as themselves.
Revd Dr Tom Wilson, Director St Philip's Centre, Leicester

A welcome and significant contribution to a better understanding of the nation's search for meaning in life through the eyes of a committed Christian. Andrew's style is refreshing, not least because his working assumption is the recognition that he needs to learn more and that can only be achieved by asking questions rather than by expressing opinions. The breadth of issues covered serves to allow readers to use it as a reference book as well as a carefully coherent development of key themes. A challenging and radical book which is highly commended.
Sior Coleman, Faith producer/presenter BBC WM

Author info

Andrew Smith is Director of Interfaith Relations for the Bishop of Birmingham. Together with others, he set up the charity The Feast to develop Christian-Muslim youth work. He led the initiative to create the Ethical Guidelines for Witness produced by The National Christian-Muslim Forum 2006-2011.

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Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857465719
  • Published: 19 January 2018
  • Status:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 120
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