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Bridges 101: gas pumps, banana bread, and other attitudes

Paperback |English |0615211062 | 9780615211060

Bridges 101: gas pumps, banana bread, and other attitudes

Paperback |English |0615211062 | 9780615211060
Overview
The first time I met Ruthie Jacobsen, many years ago, she was bringing food to a family that had just lost a loved one in a tragic accident. I was there to try and bring words of comfort; she went beyond words and showed her love with her gift. I have watched her build great relationships with senators, members of the president's cabinet and many others, just by baking brownies and stopping by to leave a smile. I'm so glad she wrote this book. Camille and I have followed the example of Don and Ruthie and it has changed the way we share our faith with our neighbors. You are going to be blessed as you read. James W. Gilley President, 3ABN --LetterIt isn't often that I have read a 'how to' book that keeps my attention and stirs my imagination. Author Ruthie Jacobsen has managed to do both splendidly in a short and provocative paper back, Bridges 101. Have you ever wanted to witness but weren t quite sure how? This book is chock-full of stories of how Ruthie and others have used everyday happenings to connect spiritually with new people. Your horizons of how to share your faith will be expanded as you read about A Bathroom Party to The Singing, Dancing, Painter. I particularly appreciated her application of author Steve Sjogren s concepts of low-risk/high-grace and seedflingers. I m confident you too will find yourself saying, Yes, I could do something like that! Jerry Chase, Senior pastor, Akron, OH, Seventh-day Adventist Church. --Members' newsletterWhen trying to write a 'how to' book you run into two problems. The first problem is information overload; the second problem is no real practical information at all. Ruthie Jacobsen in her book, Bridges 101: gas pumps, banana bread and other attitudes, has found the balance between the two. This wonderfully written book provides both ideas and inspiration. Ideas on how to build bridges between church members and the community and inspirational stories that illustrate those ideas. As a church planter I am especially excited about the personal bridge building approach. This book is a refreshing look at the power of person to person evangelism. In the same spirit of books like Bill Hybel's Just Walk Across the Room, this book is an important addition to the current conversation on the direction of Christian outreach. From the 'Bathroom Party' to the singing, dancing, painter the author surrounds her practical suggestions with attention-keeping stories. That is the joy of this book; the author knows what she is talking about because she has done it. Bridges 101 would be ideal for a small group study, church-wide campaign, or simply as a handout to members. The Christian church, by its very nature and practice is out of the mainstream of society and so the bridges that we build to the culture beyond our own must be done with great intention. This book provides the ideas and inspiration to help each of us to begin the journey across that bridge. Pastor Tim Garrison Moorpark Community Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship --Vervent eNewsletter
ISBN: 0615211062
ISBN13: 9780615211060
Author: Ruthie Jacobsen
Publisher: Highwalk Productions
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2009-05-01
Language: English
Edition: 1st
PageCount: 80
Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
The first time I met Ruthie Jacobsen, many years ago, she was bringing food to a family that had just lost a loved one in a tragic accident. I was there to try and bring words of comfort; she went beyond words and showed her love with her gift. I have watched her build great relationships with senators, members of the president's cabinet and many others, just by baking brownies and stopping by to leave a smile. I'm so glad she wrote this book. Camille and I have followed the example of Don and Ruthie and it has changed the way we share our faith with our neighbors. You are going to be blessed as you read. James W. Gilley President, 3ABN --LetterIt isn't often that I have read a 'how to' book that keeps my attention and stirs my imagination. Author Ruthie Jacobsen has managed to do both splendidly in a short and provocative paper back, Bridges 101. Have you ever wanted to witness but weren t quite sure how? This book is chock-full of stories of how Ruthie and others have used everyday happenings to connect spiritually with new people. Your horizons of how to share your faith will be expanded as you read about A Bathroom Party to The Singing, Dancing, Painter. I particularly appreciated her application of author Steve Sjogren s concepts of low-risk/high-grace and seedflingers. I m confident you too will find yourself saying, Yes, I could do something like that! Jerry Chase, Senior pastor, Akron, OH, Seventh-day Adventist Church. --Members' newsletterWhen trying to write a 'how to' book you run into two problems. The first problem is information overload; the second problem is no real practical information at all. Ruthie Jacobsen in her book, Bridges 101: gas pumps, banana bread and other attitudes, has found the balance between the two. This wonderfully written book provides both ideas and inspiration. Ideas on how to build bridges between church members and the community and inspirational stories that illustrate those ideas. As a church planter I am especially excited about the personal bridge building approach. This book is a refreshing look at the power of person to person evangelism. In the same spirit of books like Bill Hybel's Just Walk Across the Room, this book is an important addition to the current conversation on the direction of Christian outreach. From the 'Bathroom Party' to the singing, dancing, painter the author surrounds her practical suggestions with attention-keeping stories. That is the joy of this book; the author knows what she is talking about because she has done it. Bridges 101 would be ideal for a small group study, church-wide campaign, or simply as a handout to members. The Christian church, by its very nature and practice is out of the mainstream of society and so the bridges that we build to the culture beyond our own must be done with great intention. This book provides the ideas and inspiration to help each of us to begin the journey across that bridge. Pastor Tim Garrison Moorpark Community Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship --Vervent eNewsletter

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The first time I met Ruthie Jacobsen, many years ago, she was bringing food to a family that had just lost a loved one in a tragic accident. I was there to try and bring words of comfort; she went beyond words and showed her love with her gift. I have watched her build great relationships with senators, members of the president's cabinet and many others, just by baking brownies and stopping by to leave a smile. I'm so glad she wrote this book. Camille and I have followed the example of Don and Ruthie and it has changed the way we share our faith with our neighbors. You are going to be blessed as you read. James W. Gilley President, 3ABN --LetterIt isn't often that I have read a 'how to' book that keeps my attention and stirs my imagination. Author Ruthie Jacobsen has managed to do both splendidly in a short and provocative paper back, Bridges 101. Have you ever wanted to witness but weren t quite sure how? This book is chock-full of stories of how Ruthie and others have used everyday happenings to connect spiritually with new people. Your horizons of how to share your faith will be expanded as you read about A Bathroom Party to The Singing, Dancing, Painter. I particularly appreciated her application of author Steve Sjogren s concepts of low-risk/high-grace and seedflingers. I m confident you too will find yourself saying, Yes, I could do something like that! Jerry Chase, Senior pastor, Akron, OH, Seventh-day Adventist Church. --Members' newsletterWhen trying to write a 'how to' book you run into two problems. The first problem is information overload; the second problem is no real practical information at all. Ruthie Jacobsen in her book, Bridges 101: gas pumps, banana bread and other attitudes, has found the balance between the two. This wonderfully written book provides both ideas and inspiration. Ideas on how to build bridges between church members and the community and inspirational stories that illustrate those ideas. As a church planter I am especially excited about the personal bridge building approach. This book is a refreshing look at the power of person to person evangelism. In the same spirit of books like Bill Hybel's Just Walk Across the Room, this book is an important addition to the current conversation on the direction of Christian outreach. From the 'Bathroom Party' to the singing, dancing, painter the author surrounds her practical suggestions with attention-keeping stories. That is the joy of this book; the author knows what she is talking about because she has done it. Bridges 101 would be ideal for a small group study, church-wide campaign, or simply as a handout to members. The Christian church, by its very nature and practice is out of the mainstream of society and so the bridges that we build to the culture beyond our own must be done with great intention. This book provides the ideas and inspiration to help each of us to begin the journey across that bridge. Pastor Tim Garrison Moorpark Community Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship --Vervent eNewsletter
ISBN: 0615211062
ISBN13: 9780615211060
Author: Ruthie Jacobsen
Publisher: Highwalk Productions
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2009-05-01
Language: English
Edition: 1st
PageCount: 80
Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
The first time I met Ruthie Jacobsen, many years ago, she was bringing food to a family that had just lost a loved one in a tragic accident. I was there to try and bring words of comfort; she went beyond words and showed her love with her gift. I have watched her build great relationships with senators, members of the president's cabinet and many others, just by baking brownies and stopping by to leave a smile. I'm so glad she wrote this book. Camille and I have followed the example of Don and Ruthie and it has changed the way we share our faith with our neighbors. You are going to be blessed as you read. James W. Gilley President, 3ABN --LetterIt isn't often that I have read a 'how to' book that keeps my attention and stirs my imagination. Author Ruthie Jacobsen has managed to do both splendidly in a short and provocative paper back, Bridges 101. Have you ever wanted to witness but weren t quite sure how? This book is chock-full of stories of how Ruthie and others have used everyday happenings to connect spiritually with new people. Your horizons of how to share your faith will be expanded as you read about A Bathroom Party to The Singing, Dancing, Painter. I particularly appreciated her application of author Steve Sjogren s concepts of low-risk/high-grace and seedflingers. I m confident you too will find yourself saying, Yes, I could do something like that! Jerry Chase, Senior pastor, Akron, OH, Seventh-day Adventist Church. --Members' newsletterWhen trying to write a 'how to' book you run into two problems. The first problem is information overload; the second problem is no real practical information at all. Ruthie Jacobsen in her book, Bridges 101: gas pumps, banana bread and other attitudes, has found the balance between the two. This wonderfully written book provides both ideas and inspiration. Ideas on how to build bridges between church members and the community and inspirational stories that illustrate those ideas. As a church planter I am especially excited about the personal bridge building approach. This book is a refreshing look at the power of person to person evangelism. In the same spirit of books like Bill Hybel's Just Walk Across the Room, this book is an important addition to the current conversation on the direction of Christian outreach. From the 'Bathroom Party' to the singing, dancing, painter the author surrounds her practical suggestions with attention-keeping stories. That is the joy of this book; the author knows what she is talking about because she has done it. Bridges 101 would be ideal for a small group study, church-wide campaign, or simply as a handout to members. The Christian church, by its very nature and practice is out of the mainstream of society and so the bridges that we build to the culture beyond our own must be done with great intention. This book provides the ideas and inspiration to help each of us to begin the journey across that bridge. Pastor Tim Garrison Moorpark Community Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship --Vervent eNewsletter

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  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.

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  • Expedited Shipping: 3-5 business days

Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
All orders are shipped with a tracking number. Once your order has left our warehouse, a confirmation e-mail with a tracking number will be sent to you. You will be able to track your package at all times. 

Damaged Parcel
If your package has been delivered in a PO Box, please note that we are not responsible for any damage that may result (consequences of extreme temperatures, theft, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding shipping or want to know about the status of an order, please contact us or email to support@stevensbooks.com.

You may return most items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Items returned to us as a result of our error will receive a full refund,some returns may be subject to a restocking fee of 7% of the total item price, please contact a customer care team member to see if your return is subject. Returns that arrived on time and were as described are subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned to us that were not the result of our error, including items returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address, will be refunded the original item price less our standard restocking fees.

If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

  • Item(s) no longer needed or wanted.
  • Item(s) returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address.
  • Item(s) returned to us that were not a result of our error.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.


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We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). In other cases, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

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