• The Sacred Overlap

  • Learning to Live Faithfully in the Space Between (Seedbed Resources)
  • By: J.R. Briggs, Skye Jethani
  • Narrated by: Josh Childs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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The Sacred Overlap

By: J.R. Briggs,Skye Jethani
Narrated by: Josh Childs
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The widening of political, racial, generational, and religious differences leads too often to an "us vs. them" mentality. The Sacred Overlap communicates a refreshing vision that embraces tension and shows us how to live in radical love and faithfulness between the extremes that isolate and divide people.

The gospels display how Jesus was committed to crossing the either/or waters of the cultural and societal wars of his day. His miracles and parables often broke or ignored religious and political lines that seemed all-important. He comforted the disturbed and disturbed the comfortable.

Using Jesus' example, J.R. Briggs offers a fresh and relevant understanding of evangelism and discipleship in our present time of extreme polarization. Without sacrificing biblical integrity, The Sacred Overlap is a joyful exploration of the complexity of life in the peace of Christ. With careful discernment, Briggs:

  • Shares creative ways to engage with God's mission of ministering to those who are intrigued by Jesus but turned off by church
  • Explores what it means to be joyful in the midst of heart-wrenching pain and earthly suffering
  • Models what it means to maintain a posture of convicted civility which emphasizes both grace and truth

The Sacred Overlap helps listeners see how Christians are called to live with their feet firmly planted in two different worlds - in both heaven and earth - living naturally with both the sacred and the ordinary. Only then can a Christian be a faithful witness and disciple of Jesus.

Accompanying illustrations and diagrams are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

©2020 J.R. Briggs (P)2020 Zondervan

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Drop what you are reading & start this book!

One of the 5 best books I have read in the past couple of years. Practical AND profound. Biblical AND cultural. Graceful AND confronting.

I am walking away thinking of how to integrate my life to see more and more spheres interlock to the glory of God.

May have to email Mr. Briggs and ask to take him out for coffee.

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A classic for my library and leadership.

As a leader, I’ve read hundreds of books orbiting around theory or practice. Not often do I find a book that lives in the overlap of both. Knowing JR Briggs for a short season in my life, I can testify that he writes from the trenches pulling in both theory and practice in suck a beautiful way enveloping wonderfully practical stories and examples. Going to purchase a copy for every member of our leadership
Team. So good! Paul