Your God is Too Safe
Stoke the embers of your heart with fresh spiritual fuel. Citing the example of Jonah, here's a thoughtful, probing exploration of why Christians get stuck in complacency, dryness, and tedium - and how to move on to new levels of...
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Stoke the embers of your heart with fresh spiritual fuel. Citing the example of Jonah, here's a thoughtful, probing exploration of why Christians get stuck in complacency, dryness, and tedium - and how to move on to new levels of spiritual passion. 240 pages, from Multnomah.
Here's a thoughtful, probing exploration of why Christians get stuck in the place of complacency, dryness, and tedium -- and how to move on to new levels of spiritual passion! Buchanan shows how the majority of Christians begin their spiritual journey with excitement and enthusiasm -- only to get bogged down in a "borderland" -- an in-between space beyond the "old life" but short of the abundant, adventurous existence promised by Jesus. Citing Jonah, he examines the problem of "borderland living" -- where doubt, disappointment, guilt, and wonderlessness keep people in a quagmire of mediocrity -- then offers solutions ... effective ways to get unstuck and move into a bold, unpredictable, exhilarating walk with Christ. Inspired writing!
Theological depth with pastoral warmth are offered in this inspiring, first-person "spiritual geography" based on Jonah from Mark Buchanan. Rich with stories, references, and quotes from great -- and simple -- people of faith. Clear, stylish typeset, with user-friendly links to referenced Scripture.
Have you lost the fiery faith that burned brightly when you first believed? Are you stuck in a limbo of spiritual dryness? Explore the "borderland" of comfortable complacency where many Christians dwell, find the cause of doubt, disappointment, and lack of wonder---and discover ways to boldly move into a new land of passion for Christ. 240
Mark Buchanan is an author and pastor living on Vancouver Island with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, Adam, Sarah, and Nicola. Mark holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Vancouvers Regent College.
He reads widely. He enjoys gardening, woodworking, fishing, cycling and scuba diving. He can often be found swimming in the clear, warm rivers of Vancouver Island, or drinking strong coffee in one of its many coffee houses. He regularly plays squash, poorly, and occasionally golfs, disastrously.
Mark is a popular conference and retreat speaker, but his deep love is the local church. He has published in several magazines and journals, including Christianity Today, Books & Culture, The Christian Century, Leadership Journal, Discipleship Journal, and others. He has written five books, Your God is Too Safe; Things Unseen; The Holy Wild; The Rest of God; and, most recently, Hidden in Plain Sight.
He is working on a novel