Stop Living Your Life Under, Over, From and For God and Start Living in Communion With Him.Endorsements: If?we've grown weary of Christianity, if??we find most any local church?uninspiring, maybe the problem lies not in the Christian??faith or these?faithful...
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Stop Living Your Life Under, Over, From and For God and Start Living in Communion With Him.
If?we've grown weary of Christianity, if??we find most any local church?uninspiring, maybe the problem lies not in the Christian??faith or these?faithful bodies, but in our own disgruntled hearts.?? In With, Syke?Jethani tenderly??unmasks??the cliched??posturing that?too often masquerades as genuine communion with Christ.?? More importantly,?he takes readers to the humble place they must occupy--in prayer,??studying?Scripture,??with the Church--if faith, hope, and love are to truly mark our?lives.????James?H. Gilmore, author, The Experience Economy
Made of the stuff of spiritual?classics and presented in simple, contemporary terms, Skye Jethani does each of?us a great service in calling us to reimagine the way we relate to God.???We so readily fall prey to living out distortions and reductions to our?Christian faith--with disastrous consequences.?? You and I are far more?than sinners, consumers, managers, and servants.?? We are dearly loved by?God and made for eternal communion with him.?? Everything looks different?when we live life in response to God's love. ??Paul Louis Metzger,?Ph.D., Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture, Multnomah?Biblical Seminary and author of The Gospel of?John: When Love Comes to Town
Cleverly using four prepositions-under, over, from,?and??for,?Skye Jethani convincingly diagnoses the reigning paradigms of life--whether?secular or religious-and shows how each one has captured some element of truth?but in the end is deficient; Ultimately, they miss the most important?thing-real communion with the living God. Thus utilizing one final preposition,??With,?he lays out what it really means to know and experience communion??with??God-a?life of faith, hope and love--the very things that we all desperately want and?need. This is a helpful, encouraging, and inspiring book. ??Jim Belcher,?author of Deep Church??
It doesn't?matter, as old theologians were rumored to argue, how many angels can dance on?a pinhead. But it does matter which preposition governs your faith - over, after, against, for, from, under,?with. Who knew what huge worlds turn on such tiny words? Who knew what?theological riches were laced into the bones of grammar? Skye has done a great?service to the church. In prose elegant and clear, with insights keen and deep,?he shows how everything changes with just one word: With. It's a book I want my whole church to read. ??Mark?Buchanan, author of Spiritual Rhythm
Who knew?that a preposition had so much influence? Skye's book will challenge the way?that you think about God and faith digging deep into our motivations and heart?issues. You can't read this book and not see yourself and others differently! ??Margaret?Feinberg, author of Scouting the Divine?and Hungry for God
This book?will do for our generation what J.B. Phillips, in his classic??Your God is Too Small, did for his.??With??reveals views of God that?can't satisfy and opens up the possibility for exploring a life??with??God?that more than satisfies. ??Scot?McKnight, author of One.Life and The Blue Parakeet, professor of theology and?biblical studies at North Park University
Since?I dove into With, I can't stop?thinking about it. Skye Jethani's insights will change how you think about God...and?you...and how the two of you relate. ??Dr. Kara E. Powell, Executive?Director of the Fuller Youth Institute??
There's a?good reason why Skye is a senior editor at Leadership Journal???he writes with a?stylish verve, real intelligence, and spiritual depth. Suggesting that the?basic posture that you adopt towards God determines the quality, meaning, and?direction of your life,??With??is designed to head readers in?the right direction. ????Alan Hirsch,?author of Untamed, TheForgottenWays.org
Skye Jethani (www.skyejethani.com) is the managing editor of Leadership journal, a magazine and online resource published by Christianity Today International.He also serves as a teaching pastor at Blanchard Alliance Church in Wheaton, Illinois.