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Counter A unique look at the powers and dangers of speech as a practice of faith This book breaks new ground in its examination of the way language shapes the experience, practice, and communal life of Christians. Using biblical sources as well as contemporary story and anecdote to bring ideas alive, it demystifies the often narrow understanding of Christian testimony as something that only preachers and evangelists do, and makes the case that everyday speaking can be a form of testimony. Testimony will help Christians become more self-aware, more critical, and more accomplished in expressing their faith in speech, regardless of context or purpose. This book is part of the popular Practices of Faith Series. Thomas G. Long (Atlanta, GA) is Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is associate editor of the Journal for Preachers and the author of 14 books.

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