Gary Agee: That We May Be One

that we may be one

“We are well aware of the fact that we will never be able to reach the unredeemed in such a dysfunctional and divided state.”

That We May Be One

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2022

By Gary Agee

WHO: Gary Agee, lead pastor of Beechwood Church of God in Camden, Ohio.

HE SAYS: “We are well aware of the fact that we will never be able to reach the unredeemed in such a dysfunctional and divided state.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book discusses the roots of division within the U.S. church and the virtues and practices that can promote the restoration of unity.

THE PROGRESSION: Chapter 1 compares the pursuit of unity to a journey. Chapter 2 offers working definitions of unity and the practice of unity. Chapter 3 sets forth what a posture of unity looks like.

Chapter 4 looks at the transformation experienced by the disciples in the upper room and proposes something similar for those seeking to engage the diversity around us. Chapter 5 examines the Bible and unity.

Chapter 6 looks at distortions of the gospel in certain segments of the church while Chapter 7 offers strategies to practice unity. Chapter 8 presents examples of churches working in unity.

“Unity in the body of Christ offers the world the most convincing proof that the gospel we share is indeed worthy of embrace.”

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