An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World Christianity. From Billy Graham to a Trappist monastery, from Capitol Hill to the helm of the Reformed Church in America, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson's personal pilgrimage has covered the length and breadth of Christianity in America. Now, drawing upon forty years of his own spiritual journals, this elder statesman of the church crystallizes his wide-ranging experiences into a sharp, lively memoir.
"Unexpected Destinations" reveals a unique encounter with evangelical piety, Catholic contemplative spirituality, Reformed theology, Pentecostal practice, and ecumenical efforts an encounter that dares to envision unity between all these strands of Christianity. It provides fresh historical insights into the evangelical subculture of the 1970s, sheds new light on how denominations today grapple inwardly with such issues as homosexuality and missional renewal, and poignantly relates the joy and pain of one man's spiritual life journey.
"If you asked me to name the finest human beings I've ever had the privilege of knowing, Wes Granberg-Michaelson would be on the short list: an exemplary Christian leader, a compassionate friend, a wise older (slightly) brother and mentor, and a fly-fishing buddy too. As I read Unexpected Destinations, two emotions kept rising up in me. First, I felt the joy of getting to know Wes even better as he tells his story, shares from his personal journal, and offers his reflections on his times. And, second, I felt so grateful that others who haven t had the gift and pleasure of Wes?'s friendship can get to know him in these pages. This book is a multifaceted treasure a window into a fascinating Christian leader and a window into his times as well." --Brian McLaren
About the author:
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson has served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America since 1994. He was founding managing editor of Sojourners magazine and has worked with Christian Churches Together in the USA, the Global Christian Forum, and Call to Renewal.
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