Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds

Tom Davis, author of Red Letters, shares these words:  “Every time I go into a community to offer help, I take with me little more than a sincere desire to do whatever is needed.  I go with the expectation that I will leave a little of my money, my time–a little of myself–with people who need it more than I do.  I don’t do this to get anything in return–I do it because it delights God” ( p. 96).

As you think about the mission imperative given by Jesus, I would highly recommend Red Letters (click here to order the book).  Tom has a focus on the orphans and aids children of Africa.   As a Wesleyan I am very interested in his references to Swaziland, where we have missionaries doing ministry.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on June 18, 2009, in Been Reading..., Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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