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Dwell: Life With God for the World


Barry D. Jones, InterVarsity Press

Barry teaches pastoral theology and spiritual formation at Dallas Theological Seminary and is a teaching pastor at Irving Bible Church. He received his masters of theology degree from Dallas Seminary and his PhD in theology from Wheaton College. Barry has been married to his wife, Kim, for 18 years. She works as the Director of Engagement for My Refuge House, a safe home to empower and restore survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and abuse. Barry and Kim have three kids and live in Dallas, Texas.

In this book Barry offers a vision, rooted in the incarnation and made practical through practices, disciplines and principles, of an approach to Christian formation and discipleship that doesn’t neglect our individual personhood but sets it in a missional context text. His central point is that in the incarnation of Jesus Christ, God made his dwelling among us as the ultimate means of accomplishing his mission to rescue and renew his good but broken creation.

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