Salvationists Alison and Ian have devoted their lives to health-related community development and integrated mission. Through participating with communities around the world, they have witnessed Godís healing grace and the amazing capacity of local communities to deal with crisis and conflict when appropriately accompanied.
In 2018 Ian embarked on a 28-day, 630-mile journey on the South West Coast Path in England. Sustained listening through daily encounters on the path led Ian to recall stories from the past 30 years and to reflect on and document their meaning. Each chapter represents one dayís journey on the path and focuses on a global community story, leading to a synthesis of learning around one theme. The interrelatedness of the themes and local stories encourages deeper consideration and reflection, and each chapter concludes with questions that take the reader forward to living out what has been learnt.
Walking with Communities will be attractive and useful to those already in community development and mission work, and anyone with a heart for real encounter with people and the healing presence of God in their neighbourhood community story. Fascinating photos and beautiful illustrations lead the reader through the narrative.