We invite you to the launch of our latest book in our 'Soundings' series
At Home in Exile:
The Journey Towards a New Paradigm
By Peter McDowell
Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 7:30pm
3rd Floor, 21 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast.
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Copies of the book will be available at the launch, and afterward by contacting the office, or via the website (click here).
Refreshments will be served.
|The numbers of people attending church are declining. Churches are closing and the influence the church once had in society is waning. The natural response is to immediately look for solutions to the problems. However, finding appropriate solutions depends on a correct understanding of the problem.
In ‘At Home in Exile’ Peter McDowell shows how the experience of exile in the Old Testament can provide a way for the church to understand its current experience of marginalisation. The feelings associated with the three stages of the exile experience resonate with our current experience. The first stage is entering exile, and has associated feelings of shock and denial. The second stage, being in exile, has feelings of anger and depression. The third stage, departing from exile, is associated with acceptance and integration.
“Peter’s book is an invaluable companion for the people of God being taken into exile. Its challenging insights, observations and analysis are complemented by encouragement and hope to journey into an unknown future with a known God and to be at home in exile.”
Copies of the book will be available at the launch.
Books will be available at the office, or ordered via the website - click here