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Frank Viola Collection (4 vols.)
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Frank Viola Collection (4 vols.)

by

David C. Cook 2008–2010

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$49.99

Overview

Renowned author, speaker, and blogger Frank Viola has one of the top rated Christian blogs on the Web today: BeyondEvangelical.com. An influential voice in the missional church movement, Frank has written numerous books on radical church renewal and the deeper Christian life.

The Frank Viola Christian Living Collection illustrates how a church can flourish if its foundation is built on Christ and it adheres to God’s original plan and purpose. It encourages authentic relationships within the body of Christ and lays out what it means to live the Christian life. The Frank Viola Christian Living Collection, brimming with spiritual insight and practical tools, helps you discover your identity in Christ and uncover the nourishment that is found in organic church communities.

The Logos version of the Frank Viola Christian Living Collection provides you with unique benefits available nowhere else. Scripture references appear on mouse-over and link to your preferred translation or the original-language text. This collection fully integrates into your digital library, cross-referencing to your dictionaries, commentaries, and other reference tools and allowing you to discover what other scholars and theologians have to say about the missional church and Christian living.

Key Features

  • Examines the house church movement
  • Illustrates God’s plan and purpose for the church
  • Provides a look at what it means to live the Christian life

Product Details

Individual Titles

Finding Organic Church: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Sustaining Authentic Christian Communities

  • Author: Frank Viola
  • Publisher: David C. Cook
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 318

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

What is an organic church? It’s a community of people framed by a common life in Christ, not religious programs. A community whose foundation is birthed by God, not built by methods. A vibrant family of Jesus where genuine, authentic relationships are fostered.

Influential leader and author Frank Viola is calling the church back to its biblical and spiritual roots. It’s a call grounded in a profound truth: in all things spiritual, origin determines destiny. This is why so many religious congregations today are struggling to survive. It’s not because of bad planning, but poor planting. So how do we return to God’s original plan and purpose for his church?

Viola presents an essential guide for finding, planting, and nourishing organic church communities. Within this comprehensive guide, he unearths rich spiritual insights from God’s Word and revisits the original design for the church. Drawing from both Scripture and real-world experience, this comprehensive guide offers fresh and practical tools for finding and planting life-changing churches that won’t just grow, but thrive.

From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God

  • Author: Frank Viola
  • Publisher: David C. Cook
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 315

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Deep within God’s Word lies a wondrous story like no other: a drama that unfolded before time began, an epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God, a story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of life and God’s great mission in the earth.

From Here to Eternity presents three remarkable stories spanning from Genesis to Revelation. Each story traces a divine theme that is woven throughout Scripture. Seen together, they offer an extraordinary glimpse into God’s highest passion and grand mission. What you discover will forever change your view of life, the church, and our magnificent God.

From Eternity to Here is a masterpiece. A must-read for those who believe and for others who want to believe. It reads like a movie on paper.

—Myles Munroe, president and founder, Bahamas Faith Ministries International

Frank continues to challenge the church-at-large with a powerful mind, an impassioned voice, and a love for the bride of Christ. You need to get this book and wrestle with Frank through the biblical passages regarding our identity in Christ as his body and the mission our God has entrusted to us.

Ed Stetzer, affiliate professor of research and missional ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

As Viola unfolds the glorious story of God’s quest for a bride, readers will find their imaginations inspired and their lives transformed. The sheer beauty of God’s magnificent plan compels our allegiance and revolutionizes our lives. This retelling of the ‘old, old story’ is a much-needed gift to the church today.

Greg Boyd, senior pastor, Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul, MN

Of all the sticks of TNT that Frank Viola has launched into a sleepy, status-quo church, this grenade has the most explosive potential to make the church unashamed of the gospel and to release God’s dynamic power for salvation.

—Leanard Sweet, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, Drew University

Viola artfully weaves his own story into the drama of redemptive embrace, making God’s love both a deeply personal affair as well as something of an existential quest in which we all have a part to play. As such it is ‘the old, old story’ retold for a new and contemporary audience. It is a great work of narrative theology made very accessible for any reader.

Alan Hirsch, founding director, Forge Mission Training Network International

Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity

  • Author: Frank Viola
  • Publisher: David C. Cook
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 318

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Author Frank Viola gives readers language for all they knew was missing in their modern church experience. He believes that many of today’s congregations have shifted from God’s original intent for the church. As a prominent leader of the house church movement, Frank is at the forefront of a revolution sweeping through the body of Christ—A change that is challenging the spiritual status quo and redefining the very nature of church, a movement inspired by the divine design for authenticity community, a fresh concept rooted in ancient history and in God himself.

Join Frank as he shares God’s original intent for the church, where the body of Christ is an organic, living, breathing organism. A church that is free of convention, formed by spiritual intimacy, and unbound by four walls.

True to form, this book contains a thoroughly consistent critique of prevailing forms of church. However, in Reimagining Church, Frank Viola also presents a positive vision of what the church can become if we truly reembraced more organic, and less institutional forms of church. This is a no-holds-barred prophetic vision for the church in the twenty-first century.

Alan Hirsch, founding director, Forge Mission Training Network International

Frank not only pulls fresh insights out of well-known concepts, but also keeps challenging us to go back to basics and focus on Christ himself. Thank you, Frank! This practical book will identify what church can look like when it is focused on Jesus.

—Tony Dale, founder, The Karis Group

Reimagining Church is a valuable addition to the resources being produced on the subject of organic churches. Written from the perspective of a long-time practitioner, Frank conveys these concepts with his usual clarity and insight, and covers many of the practical aspects of starting a church. I recommend this book to anyone interested in organic church.

—Felicity Dale, author, An Army of Ordinary People

Reimagining Church is a readable (and livable!) description of organic, New-Testament-rooted church life for the twenty-first century. Avoiding the weeds of both wooden fundamentalism and unreflective overcontextualization, Frank Viola paints a winsome and attractive portrait of a gospel people, inhabited by the Holy Spirit with God in Christ as their energetic center. Frank helps us learn from the peculiar genius of Jesus and his earliest followers, planting seeds for authentic, deeply rooted life together.

—Mike Morrell, graduate fellow in emergent studies, Regent University

Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script

  • Author: Frank Viola
  • Publisher: David C. Cook
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 174

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Every person follows a script for living—a life-guide that offers cues for our behavior and direction for our choices. As believers, the Word of God gives us a script for experiencing life as God intended. Yet, our scripts are often distorted by our environment, our culture, and our religious traditions. As a result, all of us are in constant need of revising the scripts that we live by.

Author Frank Viola believes we need to revisit and revise what it means to live the Christian life. Drawing from his rich background in ministry, Viola shares how believers can benefit from rescripting their lives in 10 key areas. Written in a conversational tone and filled with practical insights, Revise Us Again is ideal for any reader who longs to follow God’s original script for living.

In 10 easy-to-read chapters, Frank gently—but directly—invites us to revise our long-held ‘scripted’ assumptions about how God communicates to us, how Christian speak to one another, the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst today, and the content of the good news we proclaim to our friends and neighbors. . . . Highly recommended!

—Mike Morrell, graduate fellow in emergent studies, Regent University

Frank masterfully describes the process of success for our future as Christ followers, and God is writing us a prescription in this book. . . . Frank takes us to the core issues of the heart and life in Christ. Take the prescription by reading this book, and you will go forward in a mindset that is healthy and whole for your journey ahead.

—Robert Ricciardelli, founder, Converging Zone Network

From the introduction to the concluding remarks, there was a spirit of grace that invited me to reexamine some of my own ideas about the Christian life. While Revise Us Again is an easy read, its message is profound!

—S.J. Hill, author, Enjoying God

I like short books. They’re usually written from pure motives. Frank Viola’s Revise Us Again is not only short but full of humor and wisdom—a plea (with directions!) for sanity in the storm of flesh-corrupted chaos that is called ‘Christianity’ in the twenty-first century.

—Don Francisco, musician

About Frank Viola

Frank Viola is a frequent conference speaker and author of numerous books on the deeper Christian life and church restoration, including Jesus Manifesto, coathored with Leanard Sweet. He is a nationally recognized expert on emerging trends for the church, and he is actively engaged in planting New Testament-style churches.