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December 1, 2011 / jasoncdukes

Grateful for this press release from the publisher about next week’s release of the new book…

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—November 29, 2011—We all know it is important to think beyond our own church, but why is it really imperative? Thinking beyond your church matters because the unity of the church is vital in order for the work of God to happen in our city and in our world.

In Beyond My Church: Thinking and Living So That the World Might Know (978-1-59669-345-6, N124150, $14.99) by pastor Jason Dukes, you will explore this unity and discover how it can become part of the DNA of your local church expression. And not just unity in the one local church family that you call your own. When all followers of Jesus actually love one another like Jesus loved us—living according to His ways rather than our own—then the world will see and, in turn, believe that Jesus was actually sent as the Son of God. This is the unity Jesus prayed for. It should be lived out among His followers and can only be present when God is the force holding us all together.

Praise for Beyond My Church
“It only stands to reason that if our Lord has the whole world in His hands, we should have the whole world on our hearts. Jason reminds us well of what it means to live the kingdom life.”—Dr. Johnny Hunt, pastor, First Baptist Church Woodstock

“The ‘MY church’ mentality has manifested into a form of a church that is not ultimately one that missional nor Christ edifying. Jason Dukes will challenge you to rethink the church and to live as a sent one. We are sent ones called to embrace a grander and higher dream—a gospel movement much bigger than ourselves and much more powerful.”—Dr. Tiffany Smith, missions mobilization, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

About the Author
Jason C. Dukes has a passion for equipping the church to make disciples. Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jason is a Christ follower and leader, a husband and father, a learner and teacher, a servant and a brother. Since 2004, he’s been on an amazing journey, cultivating a local church expression in the Orlando, Florida, area: Westpoint Church. This faith community focuses on being the church, doing life together, and giving herself away. Jason is all about allowing God to communicate His love and hope in the message of our daily lives among all whom we encounter. Jason helped to create and launch the Restoration Concept, House Blend Cafe, the Reproducing Churches network, and the Churchof West Orange. He and his wife, Jen, have five children and live near Orlando.

About New Hope Publishers
Representing more than 80 authors and more than 130 individual works, the mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).

For more information about New Hope Publishers, visit www.newhopedigital.com.

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