Topsy-Turvy: Living In The Biblical World Gospel
Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third), Cycle C
Thomas A. Renquist


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ISBN: 0788017373
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 82
The world of the Bible is quite different from our own. According to Thomas Renquist, it's a topsy-turvy world where guests become hosts, where masters are turned into servants, where hoarders are transformed into givers, where peace-making is experienced as piece-making. And, says Renquist, the biblical world changes us because we begin to look at our own world in a different way ... seeing things from God's point of view.

Tom Renquist's years of pastoral experience, his faithful study of scripture, and his sensitivity to the cries of the human heart come together in this book. It makes for wonderful devotional reading. Pastors will find it a lode for sermon resources.
Herbert P. Chilstrom
Former Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

At a time when preaching seems to be a lost art, Tom Renquist shows how it's done. These sermons are vivid, clear, and deceptively simple. They point again and again to the forgiveness at the heart of the gospel -- a forgiveness that always goes before us, because it has already been determined for us by the cross of Christ. Renquist shows us how to live in the biblical world while doing full justice to this one.
George Hunsinger
Director, Center for Barth Studies
Princeton Theological Seminary

These sermons by Tom Renquist are the kind that evoke and nourish faith. They are biblical, confessional, and pastoral in the right proportions and written with the passion of faith and love.
James Luther Mays
Cyrus McCormick Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and the Old Testament
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

Thomas A. Renquist is a graduate of the University of Iowa (B.A.) and Yale University (M.Div.). He is currently pastor of Lord of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Aurora, Colorado. The author of What Grace They Received (CSS), Renquist is one of 60 pastor/theologians selected by the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, for three years of study and conversation concerning the church's current theological crisis.