A bundance: Joyful Living in Christ shifts the focus from seeing life as a matter of scarcity to becoming open to what Jesus described as the life of abundance. Marilyn Oden prompts a dialogue to help readers deal with difficult issues. She offers the abundant resources of faith and inspiration to encourage individuals to move forward in the spiritual journey.Suggesting that culture uses scarcity as a lens through which to view people and events, Oden offers abundance as the perspective chosen by Jesus. She encourages readers to choose their perspective and thus love God with mind and heart and strength. Dealing with shifts in the influence of the church and with the influence of a scientific perspective, Oden invites readers to focus their confidence on God.Oden helps readers discover their calling to life in the community of Christ. She writes from that desire to love God with heart and mind and soul. Her convictions allow readers to examine their own perceptions of the world and the gifts readers bring to this world mission. Her concluding chapter looks at the shifts in the contemporary world and the influence these shifts have had on the church. With confidence in God and in loving God totally, Oden encourages readers also to choose such dedicated love.Perfect for individuals or small groups.Marilyn Brown Oden is the author of 'Abundance: Joyful Living in Christ' with ISBN 9780835809740 and ISBN 0835809749.