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Written from within the no-man’s land which divides the faithful Church and the radical anarchist movement, Without Borders explores the human tendency to reinforce structures that keep people separated from one another. Taking examples and teachings from the life of Jesus, paired with personal stories of journeying with activists, squatters, anarchists and rebels, Rob Schellert demonstrates theologically and practically how individuals and communities can break down the barriers that separate us from them. A challenge for professionals, pensioners, pranksters, pew-warmers and pub-crawlers to meaningfully engage the other.

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Paperback: 184 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978 0 9926637 0 4

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About the Author:
After ten years and three rather unconventional church plants, Rob Schellert chooses the road less travelled: walking alongside London's radical anarchist and squatter communities. Rob's experiences and passion for the forgotten, the marginalised and those who have given up on church has resulted in a unique perspective to share with both those inside the church and those whose experiences have kept them far from a church threshold. Rob is a graduate of London School of Theology (BA Hons, Theology).

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Here are what some people are saying about Without Borders – Journeying with Jesus into the Margins:
“Winsome and passionate, Rob Schellert’s is a new voice inviting us to pattern our lives on Jesus’ offer of absolute hospitality from God, to live without borders and to be utterly present with others. Without Borders is both readable and challenging. It is a gift to the church.”

- Michael Frost, author, The Shaping of Things to Come, Exiles and The Road to Missional

“Rob Schellert is an activist who ruthlessly tears down walls between ‘us’ and ‘them’. He shows us how to do it ourselves through relational stories and a well-developed theology. Rob posits, ‘Reckless acts of community is the outcome when we find our lives ruined for the ordinary by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.’

By leading creatively from the edge of chaos he demonstrates his radical hospitality, which will inspire the reader to value the lifestyle of the ‘other’ which may not seem legitimate to the untrained eye. Rob Schellert is a provocative and practical voice for those who dream of the future church.”

- Deborah Loyd, Educator, Church Planter and Provacatour

“Rob Schellert does life, pursues justice and enjoys friendships with many who are regarded as unacceptable in church and society. Drawing on biblical and contemporary stories, he challenges us to move beyond ‘charity’ and ‘outreach’, beyond typecasting and seclusion, to embrace the ‘other’, practise hospitality and stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and victimised. His book is easy to read but invites us to costly choices and commitments.”

- Stuart Murray, author, Multi-Voiced Church, Post-Christendom, and The Naked Anabaptist