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Pietist Option Book Launch

When: October 10, 2017
Where: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Book Launch Event

sponsored by Salem’s Leadership Team and Journeys Ministry

Join others at Salem as we host a special book launch event for Chris and Pastor Mark, who will read excerpts from The Pietist Option and sign copies. You can preorder the book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and InterVarsity Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.


From InterVarsity Press:

In The Pietist Option, Christopher Gehrz, a historian of Pietism, and Mark Pattie, a pastor in the Pietist tradition, show how Pietism holds great promise for the church—and the world—today. Modeled after Philipp Spener’s 1675 classic, Pia Desideria, this timely book makes a case for the vitality of Pietism in our day.

Taking a hard look at American evangelicalism and why it needs renewal, Gehrz and Pattie explore the resources that Pietism can provide the church of the twenty-first century. This concise and winsome volume serves as a practical guide to the Pietist ethos for life and ministry, pointing us toward the renewal so many long for.

The Pietist Option introduces Pietism to those who don’t know it—and reintroduces it to those who perceive it as an outdated and inward-focused spirituality, a nitpicking divisiveness, or an anti-intellectual withdrawal. With its emphasis on our walk with Jesus and its vibrant hope for a better future, Pietism connects decisively with the ideas and issues of our day. Here is a revitalizing option for all who desire to be faithful and fruitful in God’s mission.

Published by InterVarsity Press, The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity has received advance praise from church leaders and writers, including the following:

Former Covenant denominational president Glenn Palmberg—
“offers an alternative with roots in an earlier movement where faith is a relationship, not merely a philosophy of life.”

North Park Seminary dean Dave Kersten—
“pastorally wise, sensitive, and missionally relevant.”

Bethel University president Jay Barnes—
“historically faithful, biblically rooted, and encouraging.”

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