Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People

Reviewed by: Jaci Gorrell, a professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People

Author: Charles E. Moore

Publisher: Plough Publishing House

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Format: Print Book

Length: 359 pages


If there has ever been an official encyclopedia of all things Christian community, Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People is it. This book is both informative and practical—written with a short chapter for each week of the year. Designed to spark conversation within a group devotion setting, readers can dive deep into community together. Editor Charles E. Moore breaks community into four simple sections in which readers explore the Call, Community Formation, Nuts and Bolts, and Life Beyond the community.

Moore, a member of the Bruderhof Christian community, writes from personal experience in community living.  His compilation features writings from well-known voices in Christian literature, such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and C.S. Lewis, as well as modern voices.

This book delves into the nitty-gritty details of Christian community living and encourages readers to confront the dissatisfaction stirred up by its challenging pages. Though not a light text by any means, this book is ideal for those seeking to approach Christian community more intentionally and comprehensively.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Adults/Bible Study Groups

Christian Impact

This book provides a way for Christians seeking deeper community to read through a chapter per week and practice and learn together.

Other Notes

Includes a Discussion Guide

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Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People

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