Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing


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IVP Books
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5.2 X 7.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Andy Crouch--author, speaker, musician, and dad--has shaped the way our generation sees culture, creativity, and the gospel. In addition to his books The Tech-Wise Family, Culture Making, Playing God, and Strong and Weak, his work has been featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Lecrae's 2014 single "Non-Fiction." He was executive editor of Christianity Today from 2012 to 2016 and is now a full-time partner in theology and culture with Praxis. He lives with his family in Pennsylvania.


"Crouch has a good grasp of both the text of Scripture and also our cultural context, and he's a good translator, taking robust theological ideas and making them accessible to the general interest reader. His thesis that human flourishing is embedded in the paradox of both greater authority and greater vulnerability echoes Jesus's incarnation and teaching, and inspires the reader to pursue the far-reaching implications of the gospel in our broken world, even our broken work."--2016 The Gospel Coalition Book Awards
"Church leaders looking for a new lens to view the impact of sin on a lost world will be well-served by this book. It's also an excellent book to read together with a group of friends to discuss the nature of the gospel--and its impact upon both individuals and communities--from a fresh perspective."--Tobin Perry, On Mission, Summer 2016
"In his latest, Andy Crouch asks: What virtues of character will guide most directly toward the sort of flourishing God desires for us? He suggests the answer lies in the combination of two paradoxical virtues: authority and vulnerability. The book nudges us to reimagine the shape of our faithfulness."--Relevant Magazine, March/April 2016
"To flourish is to fulfill the identity God has called us to, not just for our own good but for the sake of others. With meaningful life stories and examples, Andy Crouch explains how Jesus himself embodies the paradox of flourishing in both his power as the very Son of God and his frailty as an infant who grows up and dies on the cross."--Linda Sladkey, Covenant Companion, July/August 2017