Undivided Love: Navigating Landscapes of Living Faith

Undivided Love: Navigating Landscapes of Living Faith

Undivided Love

Undivided Love is a book about faith: how it is expressed and what it communicates. Janet Gear offers readers a sympathetic way to interpret the belief-inspired actions of those around them without assuming homogeneous understandings of God, the church, and our place in the world. Recognizing the pastoral and strategic challenges provoked by conflicting understandings of what the church is for, Gear guides leaders in the artistry of handling shadows and strengths coexisting across five streams of lived faith: evangelical, ecclesial, missional, ecumenical, and spiritual.

Ultimately, Undivided Love empowers congregations to navigate the terrain of theological diversity shared by their community of faith, to nurture its various longings and receive its unique gifts, and to ultimately address the deeper question: What are we called to do?

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“Janet Gear masterfully and poetically lays out the ways in which we honour and value our collective beliefs. She offers a stunning rubric that creatively captures the varied ways in which we believe and speak about the divine.”

—Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, member of the Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) First Nation, Executive Director of First United Church Community Ministry Society and First United Church Social Housing Society


“By affirming and honouring each other’s living faith we can discover the love that makes all things possible. Thanks to Undivided Love, I can now confidently say that I belong to this united and uniting church.”

—Rev. Min-Goo Kang, Congregational Minister at Fort Garry United Church, Winnipeg


“Janet Gear has listened with respectful attention and an open heart. Undivided Love offers a refreshing and accessible new way of understanding how different individuals and congregations inhabit their Christian identity.”

—Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark King, author, The Path to Your Door: Approaches to Christian Spirituality and Dean, Kings College London


“Full of examples, stories and analysis, Undivided Love will illuminate your personal faith journey, and provide a framework for understanding communities of faith. Gear illustrates how, in our differences, we can find strength and a deeper life-giving unity—a special gift in these polarized times.”

—Very Rev. Dr. Gary J Paterson, 41st Moderator United Church of Canada

Genre: Faith
Publisher: FriesenPress; 1st edition
Publication Year: May 24, 2022
ISBN: 1039140122
List Price: 20.49
eBook Price: 4.99
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