The One True Thing
Howard Baker says we all long for a single devotion. Yet most often, our lives are fragmented, torn between competing desires, demands, and responsibilities. As a way to answer our deep need, we throw ourselves into work or activities or...
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Howard Baker says we all long for a single devotion. Yet most often, our lives are fragmented, torn between competing desires, demands, and responsibilities. As a way to answer our deep need, we throw ourselves into work or activities or addictions. But devotion to a job, to a possession, or even to a person is not worthy of the human heart, says Baker.
^^He leads us toward an earnest pursuit of "the one true thing" that simplifies and brings all the scattered pieces of our lives into focus. In The One True Thing, Howard Baker says that every human yearning at its core is a desire for God, and God is calling out to us through our daily scrambles to control life. The pursuit of God is the one true thing that simplifies and integrates all other things. In this small book that addresses the largest of themes, the author uses great writers of the past and biblical stories to guide us through three stages of pursuing God: seeking, choosing, and ultimately valuing Him above all else.
Howard Baker (Ph.D. from Trinity College, University of Bristol, England) joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2006 as campus chaplain/instructor in Christian formation. He has been an adjunct faculty member since 1995. He also teaches at Fuller Seminary in Colorado and has authored Soul Keeping and The One True Thing, contributed to The Transformation of a Mans Heart, and the Renovar Spiritual Formation Bible.-Editorial Review.