Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood...and Beyond, published by Thomas Nelson, inspires ordinary people to cross cultures with courage, confidence, compassion, and spiritual intentionality. Just released October 2, 2018 in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and India.
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Jesus said it clearly: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” But how do we live this out in our ordinary lives?
The world is changing. More than ever, God is bringing people from other countries and cultures into our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. But we often don’t know how to start building meaningful relationships. In Across the Street and Around the World, Jeannie Marie shows us that following Jesus' final charge doesn’t have to be as daunting or as impossible as we might imagine.
Step by step, Marie walks us through the shifts in perspective we need to make as we align our hearts, minds, and everyday lives with God's heart for the nations. Using personal stories and plenty of inspiration, she gently guides us away from common missteps, while offering practical tips and spiritual lessons for engaging in cross-cultural relationships with love and purpose.
At the end of the day, connecting with people from different backgrounds simply starts with walking across the street—and may lead us to the ends of the earth—as we join in God's plans for our neighborhoods, our cities, and the world.
Across the Street and Around the World includes reflection questions, a small group plan, a Bible reading list and a resource list to go deeper and do more. Stay tuned for bonus resources such as the Grow to Go Test to help you discover your global role and how to grow in it, and links to message series outlines.
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