The Ordinary Hero (ebook)

The Ordinary Hero ebook

Living the cross and resurrection

Tim Chester writes about how the Cross and Resurrection call people to a radical way of living.

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The cross and resurrection provide the pattern for discipleship today, calling Christians to a radical new way of living.

The Ordinary Hero invites us to:
- live out the radical implications of grace
- apply the way of the cross: sacrificial love and service, to every area of life
- accept the pattern of suffering followed by glory as normal
- pursue spiritual power, not for its own sake, but in order to live the weakness of the cross
- embark on risk-taking lives because we're focussed on the world to come

Tim Chester writes, 'This book strikes a note that is rarely heard today. In particular, the important themes of suffering followed by glory, and the hiddenness of the Christian life, are all but absent in contemporary Christian thought.'

The book concludes with a powerful story of an ordinary hero.

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  • Foreward
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The pardon of the cross - humble confidence
  • 1. How do you know God loves you?
  • 2. Will God's love stand up in court?
  • 3. Humility
  • 4. Confidence
  • Part Two: The practice of the cross - sacrificial service
  • 5. The way of Jesus = the way of the cross
  • 6. Everyday martyrdom
  • 7. The value of Jesus
  • 8. The way of the cross = the way of joy
  • Part Three: The pattern of the cross and resurrection - suffering followed by glory
  • 9. No glory without the cross
  • 10. Bondage followed by liberation
  • 11. Hiddenness followed by revelation
  • 12. Suffering followed by glory
  • Part Four: The power of the resurrection - power to be weak
  • 13. Resurrection power, freedom and life
  • 14. Power to be weak
  • 15. Freedom to serve, life to die
  • 16. The Spirit of resurrection
  • Part Five: The promise of the resurrection - adventurous hope
  • 17. A renewed world of life
  • 18. A world of justice, joy and love
  • 19. A world worth living for and world worth dying for
  • 20. The adventure of hope


Author Tim Chester
ISBN 9781844747849
Format eBook
First published December 2013
Language English
Pages 224
Publisher IVP
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