This book will introduce the “John 17” experience and journey. A journey that began with a Pentecostal leader, Joe Tosini, and Pope Francis and has since included Church leaders across the United States in a spirit of deep communion. This experience has included two personal and profound meetings with Pope Francis, each over two hours long, and more that forty Church leaders from the Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Catholic worlds. Those “encounters” have then been repeated locally in Arizona, Oregon, Texas, and New York. It is a movement led by the spirit that is not so much about ecumenical dialogue as a communion of friendship and love, as asked for by Jesus in John 17.
The John 17 experience will be presented as the “royal flush” (poker analogy) message of relationship God has given us in his word both written and incarnate (Jesus) all true understanding of dogma - theology - must pass through the strainer of relationship.
Contributors: Joseph Tosini, Mike Herron, Don Curry, Gary Kinnaman, Bishop Eduardo Nevares, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Sharon and Peter Poppleton, Joshua Butler, Linda Morris, Cal and Lisa Jernigan, Bishop Peter Smith, Peter Petrov, Brian and Gina Kruckenberg, Pat Markey, Ryan Nunez, Ken Costa, Mark Buckley, Matt Maher, Bishop James Massa.
“Today it seems that everything is to be doubted and cast into question. What cannot be doubted, however, is someone’s experience. This is a moving book of real-life experiences of well-known Christians—Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Catholic—who have learned to love one another. In their experiences the Holy Spirit has opened their hearts and their minds to God’s plan of love: unity. This is a book you will cherish and share. I urge you to read it and reread it, and then to go out to your own experience of walking the path of unity in Jesus Christ.”
Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark
About the Author
Joseph Tosini, founder of the Phoenix-based John 17 Movement, was invited by the Vatican to help plan events for the feast of Pentecost. Pope Francis intends to hold special Pentecost celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholic charismatic movement.
|Publication Date||Oct 14, 2018|
|Author||Joseph Tosini (ed.)|