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Joseph Barrale currently serves as an Assemblies of God U.S. Missionary. Since 2007 Joseph and his wife Heidi have been working with churches in Pennsylvania and Delaware helping them to reach young adults and college students with the life changing message of Jesus. At the time of this writing they are facilitating and resourcing 52 different churches which have adopted 62 different colleges or universities.

Previous to this service Joe and Heidi pioneered a student/young adult ministry in Vienna, Austria and had the oversight of ministries being pioneered in Graz, Austria and Linz, Austria.

Joe and Heidi have been married since May 1985 and together they have resided and ministered in Canada, the USA, Germany and Austria. They have two young adult daughters.

Joseph is also a 2005 graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Master of Arts in Social Science/Leadership Studies.

Fig Leaf Shorts: Understanding Adam and Eve's Wardrobe Fiasco

Authored by Joseph F. Barrale

Adam and Eve's first wardrobe was a fiasco. What in the world were they thinking as they put this outfit together? What can we learn from their fashion nightmare? As funny as fig leaf shorts may appear in your mind's eye, mankind is still struggling, everyday, with the same logic that made Adam and Eve learn how to sew. FIG LEAF SHORTS is an inquiry into the ramifications of this fashion statement.

How does it still affect the individual and the church as a whole?

FIG LEAF SHORTS is an attempt at beginning a "new" theological discussion concerning individual and corporate spiritual growth. God's response to Adam and Eve's wardrobe decision plays a key factor throughout the Bible. FIG LEAF SHORTS traces this response through the Bible, right down to Paul's statement in Romans 13.14 and Galatians 3.27 where he states that Christians should be clothed in Christ. What does this look like?

As you read FIG LEAF SHORTS perhaps you will discover some of your own wardrobe fiascoes.

Publication Date:
1505439213 / 9781505439212
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Church / Leadership

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