Selected Reading

Quick Quotes

The first steps toward resurrection are taken when believers are no longer concerned with themselves, but turn completely and solely to the great cause of God’s kingdom.

- Eberhard Arnold

Only one thing matters: to be open to the living God, to the life-giving Spirit of Jesus Christ, so that He may awaken and bring into being the same life that He gave to. If we are open in this way, new unities of life will constantly arise in which the love of complete community encompasses and penetrates everything. Complete community is a matter of new birth and resurrection. This has been given even to our time by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ in the power of eternal birth and new resurrection.

- Eberhard Arnold

The message of the Gospel is the awakening from death. From the resurrection on, Christ is proving himself the Son of God in the constantly renewed coming down of the Holy Spirit.

- Eberhard Arnold

Additional Reading for Resurrection

Eberhard Arnold: Writings Selected
Whether you’ve never read Eberhard Arnold before, or have already been profoundly affected by one of his books, this introductory selection from many of his important works will surprise and challenge you.
God’s Revolution
Are you tired of answers that ignore the root causes of human suffering? This topically arranged selection of writings by Eberhard Arnold, who left a career and the established church in order to live out the Gospel, calls us to a completely different way.
Inner Land: Experiencing God
What happens when we let the living God into our practical lives?
The Early Christians
What did Christianity look like before it became an institution? This collection of firsthand accounts of the early church includes excerpts from Origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Justin, Irenaeus, and others — and equally revealing material from their critics, detractors and persecutors.
Salt and Light
Seventeen challenging talks and essays on the Sermon on the Mount, by a writer who believes their demands are viable and inescapable – and must be lived out today.