You Can Experience An Authentic Life
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We live in a world of illusions, of computerized special effects and political posturing, of marketing slogans and fake smiles. In fact, modern culture has so embraced the illusory that we have lost touch with the authentic, leaving us impoverished lives, sorely lacking meaning, value, and joy.
God had a different plan. Thousands of years ago, He provided humanity with a remarkably simple code for achieving authentic living. With no clutter, no confusion, and no political qualifiers, God spelled out a handful of directives that define a quality of life-real life-with real applications to real situations.
For thousands of years, the Ten Commandments have been mocked, ridiculed, abused, broken, and misunderstood. Modern sentiment would love to relegate God's law to the dustbin of history, as a relic of an old and repressive way of life. But is that accurate, or even fair? Are the Ten Commandments designed to suppress, or, as James Emery White contends, to enrich? In this refreshing new examination, White explores how the timeless revelation of God points each of us towards an authentic human experience.
If you've grown disillusioned with the fakery, the failures, and the disappointments of a superficial life, take heart. You are ten chapters away from discovering the way to living life to the fullest-the Authentic Life.
James Emery White (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) was the fourth president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, which began with a single family and grew to over 3,000 families with over 5,000 active attenders. Mecklenburg experiences more than 70 percent of its growth from the unchurched.He holds . He has done advanced graduate study at Vanderbilt University, and continuing studies at Oxford University, Oxford, England. White is the author of twelve books, including Embracing the Mysterious God; A Search for the Spiritual; Serious Times and The Prayer God Longs For.