The Urban Christian

by Raymond J. Bakke

Other authorsJim Hart
Paperback, 1987



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IVP Academic (1987), Paperback, 202 pages


An Eternity 1988 Book of the Year!There are millions of opportunities for the gospel. With half of the world's five billion people in cities, there is almost no end to the exciting challenges that await us. Ray Bakke has been there. For over twenty years he and his family have worked with and love the people of today's cities, bringing a message of faith and hope. He knows how the city works and how it can be used to the advantage of the gospel. He knows how people hurt too, and he knows how Christianity can heal and make whole.Now he offers us the basic building blocks we need to live this young, rootless, mobile, media-tuned population. Here is practical, time-tested wisdom on what the church can and is doing in worship, work and witness.Bakke's biblical perspective is enriched by years of study and worldwide travel. He believes the church can and must train people to live with and minister to the hurting rich and the hurting poor of the city. The opportunities are our for the taking.… (more)

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Drawing on his 20 years of work in inner-city Chicago, Ray Bakke pinpoints the special needs of urban dwellers and outlines effective strategies for ministry in the cities.


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202 p.; 8.26 inches


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