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Last Call

From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus

Jerry Herships

  • 10/22/2015
  • 0664260586
  • 978-0-664-26058-3
  • Paperback
  • 7-10 days processing

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  • Paperback
  • 192
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • 7.00 oz

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"Deeply personal and theologically timely. A moving memoir of personal transformation that illuminates the dignity of often forgotten lives while raising essential questions about what the Church sees as important."
—Thomas V. Wolfe, President and CEO, Iliff School of Theology

"Drilling to the core of the Gospel, Herships envisions a church as a collection of flawed individuals who nonetheless are actively working as disciples of Jesus, bringing food, compassion, and grace to the poor and homeless thus restoring their dignity and sense of worth. The church he describes has nothing to do with beliefs, budgets, or buildings; it is about doing the Gospel. Herships is nothing less than a prophetic voice for our time."
—Jerry D. Campbell, retired President, Claremont School of Theology

"Jerry Herships reflects his own call to ministry: twisted, hilarious and amazing. . . . Most of us do church in the tidy, comfortable confines of a church building. Not Jerry Herships. He's handing out the goods to drunks in bars and among the homeless in the park. Basically, my friend Jerry Pastors in the exact places I'm pretty sure Jesus would be hanging out today. Let The Church—capital T, capital C—take note."
—Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor and author of Pastrix and Accidental Saints

"Jerry Herships is a gift to the many people he serves in his life as a mentor and pastor and teacher, and in Last Call he shares his gift with the rest of us. And for that I am so grateful. Last Call is more than a memoir; it is a manifesto. A manifesto of hope for those of us who have felt left out and left behind. It is not simply the story of Jerry's life from comedian to bartender to minister—it is a picture of what we are all called to—an unashamed, unrestrained, unrestricted expression of the life and love of God."
—Doug Pagitt, Pastor and author of Flipped


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