Faith on the Edge: Daring to Follow Jesus Paperback – December 5, 1999
by Paul Tokunaga (Author), Kevin Blue (Author), Amy L. Brooke (Author)
Do you want to live for Jesus but struggle with what that means day by day? The deep desire of our hearts to be close to God is so easily sidetracked by daily realities. This book is designed to cover the areas of faith and life that you most want to bring together under God's leadership:
dating and relationships
loving your parents
hope for times of failure
Following Jesus is a wild and wonderful journey. It is perhaps the riskiest choice you will ever make. And the most rewarding. Come and see.
"Faith on the Edge offers practical advice for the daily struggles of the Christian walk. The book is written by a team of six young adults from a variety of backgrounds who wrestled with the question of what it means to be a Christian in the postmodern world. The book is divided into three sections: who Christians are in Christ, who they are in relationship to each other and who they are in relation to the world around them. Short chapters deal with issues such as family relationships, racial reconciliation, church life and evangelism. Faith on the Edge is about how Christ radically changes a person from the inside out. It shows that Christianity is the process of reconstruction not renovation." (World Christian, March 2000)
"Although the book's six authors work for the same organization (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship), their perspectives, personal experiences, and faith walks couldn't be more different. As a result, this book is a treasure-trove of ideas designed to spur readers to a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. In addition to common topics--stewardship, forgiveness-- the authors tackle topics such as racial harmony and gender stereotypes. Chapters include study questions and recommended resource lists. The book's strength is the diversity of its authors and topics. Dozens of candid anecdotes and personal experiences will challenge readers to risk more for Christ. Students and staff workers involved with InterVarsity, as well as other young adults, will benefit from this rousing call to daring, committed Christianity." (CBA Marketplace, December 1999)
"This book will capture your attention on the first page, intrigue you on the second, hold your attention to the final page, and--if you follow its lead--transform your life." (James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door)
"It is a well-conceived and well-written book coming straight from the laboratory of life." (John W. Alexander)
"The stories are honest and gutsy, and the authors show us that following Jesus does not make us nice--he makes us new, radically committed disciples who live life in passionate devotion to God." (Rebecca Manley Pippert, author of Out of the Saltshaker)
About the Author
Paul Tokunaga (Master of Christian Studies, New College, Berkeley) is vice president and director of strategic ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He started with InterVarsity as a student at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and has also worked with 2100 Productions and as Southeast Regional Director.
Kevin Blue wants his life to matter, and he's figured out where to start. Living in the heart of Los Angeles, he leads college students through experiences in urban ministry and on international treks to serve the poorest parts of the world. Kevin is a director with Servant Partners, which eschews comfort and dwells among the outcast. He is an elder at the multiethnic Church of the Redeemer in south central Los Angeles, focusing on racial reconciliation, compassion and justice. Find out more about Servant Partners at their website.
Brooke has her masters degreen in counseling and works for the county in Illinois where she lives. Previously she was a staff member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, serving a student chapter at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. She frequently writes for Student Leadership Journal.
Robbie F. Castleman (D.Min., University of Dubuque) is professor of biblical studies and theology at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She previously served for several years as a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, specializing in ministry to graduate students at campuses in and around Tallahassee, Florida. She is the author of the Fisherman Bible Guides Miracles, Elijah, David and King David (Shaw/Waterbrook) and the IVP Connect LifeGuide Bible Study Peter, and she is a contributor to the book For All the Saints (Knox/Westminster).
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: IVP Books (December 5, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)