A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo But Taught Us to Live Like Jesus

A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo But Taught Us to Live Like Jesus

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Sometimes What We Need Most Is What We Fear Most

"Times change and situations seem to change, but there is still a great need for prophets, for God's ambassadors, to stand up and be counted. Who will dare to be Paul the Apostle today, or Dorothy Day, or Francis of Assisi, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer? Who will dare, when God calls, to say, 'Here I am, Lord. Send me'?"
--from the Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Meet twelve fascinating--at times, intimidating--Christian change agents who were unafraid to ask what God would have them do in the face of life's realities--and unafraid to go ahead and do it. Their words and actions challenged the status quo, and in so doing they showed the face of Jesus to the Church and to the world.

Whether calling us to live simply in the name of Jesus, showing the way to genuine peacemaking, or exemplifying the true meaning of courage, the legacies of these blessed troublemakers continue to inspire us today ... if we let them.

Paul of Tarsus - Mary Magdalene - Origen of Alexandria - Francis of Assisi - Hildegard of Bingen - Thomas Cranmer - Sojourner Truth - Dorothy Day - Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Janani Luwum - Oscar Romero - K. H. Ting



Author: Canon C. K. Robertson
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
Published: 03/11/2011
Pages: 171
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781594732980

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/04/2011