Author Peter J. Blackburn releases 'Jesus at Work'

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New book explores modern-day concept of church, challenges believers to reexamine foundation of their faith

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Jesus is at work and he is alive through his believing people. This belief forms the very foundation of author Peter J. Blackburn's "Jesus at Work," (published by Xlibris AU) a spiritual guide that relates the truth about God's message before and after ascension and challenges many of the assumptions of modern-day churches who are still, as the author asserts, “dogged by the quest to be ‘the greatest’.”

Initially serving as portion of a three-part sermon series for a ministerial service in Edmonton Uniting Church in Cairns, the book flourished through the guidance of God and the warm support of his congregation, according to Blackburn. In this book, he shares that “Jesus is neither dead nor absent.” This is explained in detail in his four major themes: Building His Church (not our denomination), Growing His Body (not our corporation), Gathering His Harvest (not the spasmodic “outreach”) and Coming Again (a goal and end-point to the mission). With his vocal views on issues of church hierarchies that have led many to dwindle, separate, or untangle their connections with a church, he offers an opportunity for healing, hope and faith restoration.

"This book is particularly pertinent to all Christian believers – lay people, local leadership and what might be called the organisational 'hierarchy'," says Blackburn. "It deals with issues that have often led to controversy, discomfort and disillusionment. It does, however, endeavour to take the biblical point of view seriously and to draw us all back to the hope offered by our core beliefs and the mission to which Jesus committed us – and still commits us."

Candid and insightful, "Jesus at Work" reveals God's call for a Church that is strengthened by a genuine spiritual connection and unified by a common Christian faith.

“Jesus at Work”
By Peter J. Blackburn
Hardcover | 6x9in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781499033069
Softcover | 6x9in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781499033021
E-Book | 176 pages | ISBN 9781499033076
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ordained 50 years ago in the Methodist Church, Peter J. Blackburn is a retired Uniting Church minister, married with five children and eight grandchildren. He has an honor’s degree in New Testament and always seeks to make biblical truth clear to modern hearers. During 40 years of active ministry, he served in rural, regional and metropolitan Methodist and Uniting parishes throughout Queensland. He has exercised a leadership role among conservative evangelicals in the Uniting Church nationally.

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