Unexpected Destinations

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Unexpected Destinations

An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World Christianity

By Wesley Granberg-Michaelson; Jim Wallis (Foreword by)

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Paperback, 9780802866837, 296pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2011

Description
From Billy Graham to a Trappist monastery, from Capitol Hill to the helm of the Reformed Church in America, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson's personal pilgrimage has covered the length and breadth of Christianity in America. Now, drawing upon forty years of his own spiritual journals, this elder statesman of the church crystallizes his wide-ranging experiences into a sharp, lively memoir.
Unexpected Destinations reveals a unique encounter with evangelical piety, Catholic contemplative spirituality, Reformed theology, Pentecostal practice, and ecumenical efforts an encounter that dares to envision unity between all these strands of Christianity. It provides fresh historical insights into the evangelical subculture of the 1970s, sheds new light on how denominations today grapple inwardly with such issues as homosexuality and missional renewal, and poignantly relates the joy and pain of one man's spiritual life journey.
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About the Author
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America from 1994 to 2011. He was the first managing editor of"Sojourners" magazine and has also worked with the World Council of Churches, the Global Christian Forum, and Call to Renewal. His other books include "Unexpected Destinations: An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World Christianity"

Jim Wallis is the author of the New York Times bestseller God's Politics, which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice. Wallis is a leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America today, the author of eight books, and the founder of Sojourners, a global faith and justice network. He is a public theologian, an internationally renowned speaker and preacher, a faith-based activist, husband, and father to two young boys, and a Little League baseball coach.