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.


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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