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Neighbors and Wise Men Hearing from God is extraordinary But the circumstances He uses to reveal Himself may beordinary than we think Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation.Get to know Tony Kriz known by many as Tony the Beat Poet in Donald Miller s best selling bookBlue Like Jazzthrough his real life conversations and experiences that prove that God can and will use anyone and anythingfrom Muslim lands to antireligious academics to post Christian culturesto make Himself known.Through his own prodigal son backstory and return to faith, Tony presents biblical truth in a conversational, but bold light that offers readers the courage to open their eyes to the unlikely encounters that are all around us every day chance run ins that turn out to be anything but chance.Have we limited God s ability to speak in our world today Have we relegated God s creative voice to the select persons who share our particular religious system Kriz himself felt like he was falling out of faith until non Christians encouraged him to fall toward Christ New Read [ Neighbors and Wise Men ] author [ Tony Kriz ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. MY 2013 YEAREND REVIEWThis book, Neighbors and Wise Men Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places is the last book that I finished reading this year, 2013 This is my 231st I surpassed my 2013 Reading Challenge of 230 books This number of books read is my lowest in 3 years In 2011, I had 277 books and in 2012, 302 Still, I feel accomplished because there is a good reason for this low number I had the chance to strengthen my faith and relationship with God.Since I join MY 2013 YEAREND REVIEWThis book, Neighbors and Wise Men Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places is the last book that I finished reading this year, 2013 This is my 231st I surpassed my 2013 Reading Challenge of 230 books This number of books read is my lowest in 3 years In 2011, I had 277 books and in 2012, 302 Still, I feel accomplished because there is a good reason for this low number I had the chance to strengthen my faith and relationship with God.Since I joined Goodreads in March 2009 until the middle of this year, all I read were mostly fiction belonging to Boxall s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Bloomsbury s 501 Must Read Books, Pulitzer s, Booker s, etc Then since the later part of last year, 2012, I also increased my target for reading local books because I founded my own book club, Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books to help push books written by Filipino authors Then this year, 2013, I started reading literature about religion an...

  2. This book was exactly what I needed to read God s remarkable that way, of course I love Tony s view of allowing God to speak through any and everyone he comes into contact with So many times, we try to put God in a box and refuse to entertain the idea that he might move in ways we can t understand, ways that are outside of our little box God works in mysterious ways is a well known saying but how many people really believe that, really live out an acceptance of the mystery of God I ll bet This book was exactly what I needed to read God s remarkable that way, of course I love Tony s view of allowing God to speak through any and everyone he comes into contact with So many times, we try to put God in a box and refuse to entertain the idea that he might move in ways we can t understand, ways that are outside of our little box God works in mysterious ways is a well known saying but how many people really believe that, really live out an acceptance of the mystery of God I ll bet that the Pharisees thought they had it sown up They had a box, too, and Jesus did not fit in it Modern day Christians are of...

  3. and Wise Men is not the kind of book I typically read This book is a collection of life experiences from the author Tony Kriz, from all over the world and with all kinds of people, but all tied together as being sacred encounters that led to personal transformation.I never suggest someone read the end of a book before starting at the beginning, but I actually found when reading the closing that I wished I would have read that first The style of and Wise Men is not the kind of book I typically read This book is a collection of life experiences from the author Tony Kriz, from all over the world and with all kinds of people, but all tied together as being sacred encounters that led to personal transformation.I never suggest someone read the end of a book before starting at the beginning, but I actually found when reading the closing that I wished I would have read that first The style of the book, snap shots of periods of his life and some of his theological ideas, made the book less appealing for me to read at times, but while reading the closing of the book, you really get a powerful glimpse of the humility the author has and a transparency that he still hasn t figured it out yet who has and that he s still very much on the journey of discovering a greater understanding of himself, the world, and God as we all should be.So this isn t a heavy book and is one that could be picked up and put down nume...

  4. EpiphanyAt the recommendation of a close friend, I initially borrowed his copy of this compelling and inspirational work Instead of devouring it like I tend to do with fiction, I savored it and ended up buying a copy of my own because I knew I d want to go back and read some of it again I also wanted to be able to loan it to others who I know would enjoy it Perhaps that is something I took away from reading this book, which I dare to say was the most inspirational piece I ve read this year.I EpiphanyAt the recommendation of a close friend, I initially borrowed his copy of this compelling and inspirational work Instead of devouring it like I tend to do with fiction, I savored it and ended up buying a copy of my own because I knew I d want to go back and read some of it again I also wanted to be able to loan it to others who I know would enjoy it Perhaps that is something I took away from reading this book, which I dare to say was the most inspirational piece I ve read this year.I am a Portlander and live just 122 steps from the front doors of the pub where Mr Kriz, through the help of local neighbors, resurrected his faith I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the places I ve come to know, but what gripped me the most was how Kriz drew me into an understanding of the valu...

  5. Neighbors and Wise Men is a fiercely honest and sincere evaluation of spiritually formative processes from the perspective of Portland native, Tony Kriz Kriz writes about his journey from a type of Christian fundamentalism to a robust life of faith, restoring his neighborhood and community, inspire...

  6. Refreshing Challenging Transforming.

  7. This is one of the best books I have ever read on Christian missions Tony sets out to tell Muslims about Jesus and they teach him about compassion, sharing and bearing one another s burdens He comes out of that college experience a bitthan shaken and goes to a local pub to re member himself There, he meets wise people, neighbors who help him heal Tony takes a bit here and tweaks a bit there reconstructing his faith Every person, every situation shapes his faith, transforming him even This is one of the best books I have ever read on Christian missions Tony sets out to tell Muslims about Jesus and they teach him about compassion, sharing and bearing one another s burdens He comes out of that college experience a bitthan shaken and goes to a local pub to re member himself There, he meets wise people, neighbors...

  8. To love is to listen If we love someone, we want to learn the best of who that individual is To love is to be fascinated by someone s memories, his or her opinions and hopes That pretty much sums up this book Tony takes us on a journey in what raw faith looks like the messiness, the complications and the questions He helps us remember the simplicity of being human and how our God isn t as complicated as we make Him This book is bonafide love and I definitely recommend out of 5 st To love is to listen If we love someone, we want to learn the best of who that individual is To love is to be fascinated by someone s memories, his or her opinions and hopes That pretty much sums up this book Tony takes us on a journey in what raw faith looks like the messiness, the complicat...

  9. The young missionary s trek through Muslim Albania and Yugoslavia is an interesting adventure The second halfProselytizing at devil may care Reed College and anecdotes about buddies not The discussion about not combining faiths provides food ...

  10. A great read of a Christian who struggles with his faith, and yet finds help in some strange places I don t know many Christians who haven t had their ups and downs with their faith at times It was interesting and funny to read about this author s experiences.

  11. Read on deployment Refreshing take on finding God outside the church.

  12. Excerpt Hearing from God is extraordinary But the circumstances He uses to reveal Himself may beordinary than we think.Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation.Get to know Tony Kriz known by many as Tony the Beat Poet in Donald Miller s best selling book Blue Like Jazz through his real life conversations and experiences th Excerpt Hearing from God is extraordinary But the circumstances He uses to reveal Himself may beordinary than we think.Neighbors and Wise Men introduces captivating dialogues and unexpected moments with God that go beyond the confines of a conventional religious system and offer the chance for powerful life transformation.Get to know Tony Kriz known by many as Tony the Beat Poet in Donald Miller s best selling book Blue Like Jazz through his real life conversations and experiences that prove that God can and will use anyone and anything from Muslim lands to antireligious academics to post Christian cultures to make Himself known.Through his own prodigal son backstory and return to faith, Tony presents biblical truth in a conversational, but bold light that offers readers the courage to open their eyes to the unlikely encounters that are all aroun...