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Beyond The Good Samaritan [Paperback]

Ann Morisy
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5 Nov 2009
Community ministry can enliven pastoral care, provide opportunities for people to express their discipleship and help us to understand persistent injustices. This book explains and demonstrates how community ministry unites practical social responsibility and active Christian mission.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum (5 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826471412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826471413
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Community mission 18 Jun 2014
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We read this as an ecumenical reading group and found it still very relevant. (Considering its date it was quite prophetic too!) It was thought-provoking and challenging. It contained good ideas, interesting examples and important caveats about engaging in mission in - and with - the community.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well I would give it five ... I wrote it! 3 May 2013
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Had to purchase remaining copies from Amazon as it was 'out of print' but pleased that Bloomsbury who bought out Continuum, my old publisher have decided to do a reprint!

Best wishes to all who are keen to help out churches to be more 'outward facing!

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Samaritan 23 Jan 2012
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Fabulous read it reminds me of seeing a piece of artwork about this story where the donkey and robbed man were just a small part of the picture. It tells me how muich wider this story is when set into our everyday lives and all that is going on within the world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great primer for churches engaging in community development 31 Mar 2010
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Anne Morisy Beyond the Good Samaritan: Community Ministry and Mission (London: Mowbray, 1997)

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Morisy has helped churches to reinvent themselves by serving community needs. She says churches just need to be prepared to radically adjust their priorities and use skills they often already have. Through community ministry Christians can express their discipleship, enhance pastoral care (not just internally), learn from those in need, work across denominations, go `beyond the good Samaritan' in fighting injustice, and bring positive changes to society. The book explores the prayer, teamwork, coordination, dialogue and humility necessary for community ministry. It is a helpful framework for emerging churches who want to be serious about their missional responsibility and engage with community needs.

Originally appeared in Darren Cronshaw, `The Emerging Church: Introductory Reading Guide', Zadok Papers, S143 (Summer 2005).
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