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Conversations: Major & Minor Themes (2 Cds)

John Eldredge

Conversations: Major & Minor Themes (2 Cds)

John Eldredge

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UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF SUFFERING AND JESUS' OFFER OF LIFE

There are "major" and "minor" keys found in scripture. The major theme is resurrection, life, breakthrough, triumph. The minor theme is disappointment, suffering, darkness, loss. Both have a place in scripture because both have a place in our lives. Yet one is to be major, the other minor. Sadly, in our post-modern culture, the minor theme has become the major theme. It's cool to talk about confusion, the "dark night of the soul", how hard life is. It feels "relevant" and much safer to talk about our struggles than it does to talk about breakthrough.

Part of why we don't talk about breakthrough is that it sounds Pollyana-ish in a world crushed by the amount of suffering ours has right now. But perhaps the deeper reason is that we don't have breakthrough stories to tell. For if we did, wouldn't we want to offer them to those in sure dire need? This next "Conversation with a Ransomed Heart" is about the place of suffering and breakthrough.

When suffering comes, it bears the question, What does this expose in me? Some need for deeper holiness? Some need for healing?we watch to see if God is after something and also watch closely for the intentions of the enemy. Through repentance and healing, or whatever else God uses in our lives, we look for breakthrough. When breakthrough tarries, we ask, What is in the way? We aren't saying that all suffering can be ended in this life. But we will never know how much can be until we avoid hopelessly yielding to things as they are. we must look for life - and the breakthrough that comes as a result.

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About "Conversations: Major & Minor Themes (2 Cds)"

There are "major" and "minor" keys found in scripture. The major theme is resurrection, life, breakthrough, triumph. The minor theme is disappointment, suffering, darkness, loss. Both have a place in scripture because both have a place in our lives. Yet one is to be major, the other minor. Sadly, in our post-modern culture, the minor theme has become the major theme. It's cool to talk about confusion, the "dark night of the soul", how hard life is. It feels "relevant" and much safer to talk about our struggles than it does to talk about breakthrough.

Part of why we don't talk about breakthrough is that it sounds Pollyana-ish in a world crushed by the amount of suffering ours has right now. But perhaps the deeper reason is that we don't have breakthrough stories to tell. For if we did, wouldn't we want to offer them to those in sure dire need? This next "Conversation with a Ransomed Heart" is about the place of suffering and breakthrough.

When suffering comes, it bears the question, What does this expose in me? Some need for deeper holiness? Some need for healing?we watch to see if God is after something and also watch closely for the intentions of the enemy. Through repentance and healing, or whatever else God uses in our lives, we look for breakthrough. When breakthrough tarries, we ask, What is in the way? We aren't saying that all suffering can be ended in this life. But we will never know how much can be until we avoid hopelessly yielding to things as they are. we must look for life - and the breakthrough that comes as a result.

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- Koorong

Meet the Author

John Eldredge

John Eldredge is an author, a counsellor, and teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. He is also the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, and Desire, and co-author of Captivating and The Sacred Romance.

John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated), and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather's cattle ranch in eastern Oregon (which he loved). John met his wife Stasi in high school (in drama class). But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theatre, and directed a theatre company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.

John earned his master's degree in Counselling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons.

While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person. He loves the outdoors passionately, especially living in the Rocky Mountains, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much more to name. He also uses the expression "far out" way too much.

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