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 is editorial director for The Christian Vision Project at Christianity Today International and executive producer of Where Faith and Culture Meet, a series of short documentary films on Christians creating a counterculture for the common good. He is a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, and a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission's IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, 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