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Ordinary Hero (ebook)

Ordinary Hero ebook

Living the Cross and Resurrection in Everyday Life

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Tim Chester writes about how the Cross and Resurrection call people to a radical way of living.

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“Tim Chester does not just set forth theological truth; he sounds the call for Jesus’ death and resurrection to shape our lives.”
Kathleen Nielson, author, speaker, Director of Women’s Initiatives, TGC
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How should we live? What does it really mean to be a Christian believer in everyday life?

Intriguingly, when the New Testament writers answered that question, they did not look back to the life of the Lord Jesus. Again and again, they focused on his death and resurrection.

The cross and resurrection provide the pattern for discipleship, calling Christians to a new way of living, with different values, different hopes. This lucid, passionate, practical guidebook gets right to the heart of what it means to be a Christian disciple today.

Tim Chester writes, 'This book strikes a note that is rarely heard today. In particular, the important themes of suffering followed by glory, and the hiddenness of the Christian life, are all but absent in contemporary Christian thought.'

The book concludes with a powerful story of an ordinary hero.

The included discussion questions make this an ideal book to read together in small groups or as a whole church.

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  • Foreword

  • Part One: The pardon of the cross - humble confidence
    1. How do you know God loves you?
    2. Will God's love stand up in court?
    3. Humility
    4. Confidence

  • Part Two: The practice of the cross - sacrificial service
    5. The way of Jesus = the way of the cross
    6. Everyday martyrdom
    7. The value of Jesus
    8. The way of the cross = the way of joy

  • Part Three: The pattern of the cross and resurrection - suffering followed by glory
    9. No glory without the cross
    10. Bondage followed by liberation
    11. Hiddenness followed by revelation
    12. Suffering followed by glory

  • Part Four: The power of the resurrection - power to be weak
    13. Resurrection power, freedom and life
    14. Power to be weak
    15. Freedom to serve, life to die
    16. The Spirit of resurrection

  • Part Five: The promise of the resurrection - adventurous hope
    17. A renewed world of life
    18. A world of justice, joy and love
    19. A world worth living for and world worth dying for
    20. The adventure of hope


Contributors Tim Chester
ISBN 9781909919075
Format eBook
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

Kathleen B. Nielson

Ph.D, Author and Conference Speaker

To the cross and the empty tomb . . . that’s where this book takes us.  Tim Chester does not just set forth theological truth; he sounds the call for Jesus’ death and resurrection to shape our lives.  In light of the cross, the chapters clearly unfold the kind of discipleship that involves losing our lives—to live.

Customer reviews

Nov. 26, 2013

“can't wait to read it again”

I've just finished reading this book with another lady at church and it's been a huge encouragement. The book is wonderfully balanced: on the one hand it helps you remember the utter security you have in Christ, the awesome love and mercy he has lavished on you and the unswerving way God equips his children and on the other, it encourages you to respond to the wonderful privilege you have by getting out of your comfort zone to serve Jesus in ways that are radically and wholeheartedly sacrificial. Every chapter is packed with biblical truth that will inspire you to rely more on God and get stuck in to Kingdom work. The best thing is that it is aimed at ordinary people and shows how every single one of us can live for Christ in this fallen world ... It's not about becoming the next great speaker or evangelist, it's about living a life where God's power flows through human weakness. It's accessible, biblical, practical and thought-provoking. I can't wait to read it again with someone else!

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