When Faith Catches Fire: Embracing the Spiritual Passion of the Latino Reformation (Paperback)
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God Loves a Heart on Fire What can move your faith from a principle you learn to a passion you experience? According to Samuel Rodriguez and Dr. Robert Crosby, the answer might be found in a surprising place: the Latino church. As the fastest growing minority in America, Latinos are impacting church culture through vibrant worship, fervent prayer, and a commitment to change the world--one soul at a time. As a follower of Jesus, has your soul been truly set afire? Christian leaders are witnessing a remarkable phenomenon, kindled first in the Latino/Hispanic community and spreading like wildfire throughout the global church. Latinos are much discussed in the United States for their dynamic political and socioeconomic impact, but not as much is said about their spiritual influence. In reality the effects of the Latino church are more akin to a spiritual awakening than a mere social trend. And there is so much all believers can learn from Latino Christ-followers. At the core of this dramatic shift is a call to embrace a more soulful, passionate faith. In this powerful book, Christians will gain valuable insights on how to: - Fully experience the joy of God and the passion of His Spirit
- Develop a true sense of unity amidst diversity in the body of Christ
- Make an eternal impact on their families, communities, and the world Complete with discussion questions for individual reflection or small group use, this timely work will challenge the status quo of passionless Christianity and set the believer's soul ablaze. "Your eyes will be opened to something phenomenal God is doing today in the Latino church."
--Robert Morris, founding senior pastor, Gateway Church.
About the Author
SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, which represents more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals in nearly 500,000 churches in the U.S. and other countries. Rodriguez is named on many lists of influencers in America's religious and Latino communities. He is the author of The Lamb's Agenda and Be Light. He and his family live in Sacramento, CA. DR. ROBERT C. CROSBY is a pastor, conference speaker, and the co-founder of Teaming Life (www.teaminglife.com). He serves as Professor of Practical Theology at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He has pastored multi-ethnic churches in New York, Boston, and Tampa. His most recent books include The One Jesus Loves, The Will of a Man & The Way of a Woman, and The Teaming Church. He writes for Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, Outreach Magazine, and The Huffington Post.