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The Road Trip That Changed the World

Mark Sayers
Australian Author
The Road Trip That Changed the World
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The Road Trip That Changed the World

Mark Sayers

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What if the problem is us? Sixty years ago a goatee beard would have gotten you beat up in a lot of places. Chin fuzz was the symbol of the Beats or Beatniks, a mid-century, marginal group who pioneered a new kind of lifestyle. Their approach to life was hedonistic, experiential, fluid, and individualistic. Their contradictory approach to spirituality combined a search for God with a search for 'kicks'.

In 1947, these Beatnik heroes set out on a road trip across America re-writing the "life-script" of all future generations. Theirs was a new kind of lifestyle for a secular age. Their lives then (like so many of our lives now) were built upon experience, pleasure, mobility and self-discovery. They would also model a new approach to faith: desiring Christ, while still pursuing a laundry list of vices. Yet this dream would turn into a nightmare and the open road would lead back to an ancient half-forgotten path.

This was a path trodden by millions of feet over thousands of years. It was a path that began with a single step of faith as a pilgrim named Abraham stepped away from a cynical culture. A path of devotion that would lead to a cross on a hill named Golgotha.



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What if the problem is us? Sixty years ago a goatee beard would have gotten you beat up in a lot of places. Chin fuzz was the symbol of the Beats or Beatniks, a mid-century, marginal group who pioneered a new kind of lifestyle. Their approach to life was hedonistic, experiential, fluid, and individualistic. Their contradictory approach to spirituality combined a search for God with a search for 'kicks'.

In 1947, these Beatnik heroes set out on a road trip across America re-writing the "life-script" of all future generations. Theirs was a new kind of lifestyle for a secular age. Their lives then (like so many of our lives now) were built upon experience, pleasure, mobility and self-discovery. They would also model a new approach to faith: desiring Christ, while still pursuing a laundry list of vices. Yet this dream would turn into a nightmare and the open road would lead back to an ancient half-forgotten path.

This was a path trodden by millions of feet over thousands of years. It was a path that began with a single step of faith as a pilgrim named Abraham stepped away from a cynical culture. A path of devotion that would lead to a cross on a hill named Golgotha.


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Meet the Author

Mark Sayers

<DIV><b>MARK SAYERS</b> is a cultural commentator, writer and speaker, who is highly sought out for his unique and perceptive insights into faith and contemporary culture. Mark is the author of <i>The Trouble with Paris</i> and <i>The Vertical Self</i>. Mark is also the Senior Leader of Red Church. Mark lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Trudi, daughter Grace, and twin boys Hudson and Billy.</DIV>

Table Of Contents

  • part 1:
    chapter One: A Tale Of Two Roads

    chapter Two: How Worship Became Entertainment

    chapter Three: From Home To The Road

    chapter Four: The Journey

    chapter Five: The Secular World

    chapter Six: An Immanent World

    chapter Seven: Carving Out A Life Of Meaning

    chapter Eight: The Sixties

    chapter Nine: The California Self

    chapter Ten: Superflat

    chapter Eleven: Feelings Vs Faith

    chapter Twelve: The Slavery Of Absolute Freedom

    chapter Thirteen: Faith On The Road

    chapter Fourteen: The Road Turns Into A Nightmare

    chapter Fifteen: At The End Of The Road A Cross

    part 2:

    chapter Sixteen: The Road Home

    chapter Seventeen: An Old Kind Of Christian

    chapter Eighteen: Leaving Ur

    chapter Nineteen: Breaking Into Heaven

    chapter Twenty: How Getting God Right Changes Everything

    chapter Twenty-one: Holy Vandalism

    chapter Twenty-two: Finding Transcendence In The Ordinary

    chapter Twenty-three: The Relationship That Changes The World

    chapter Twenty-four: Cultivating Creation

    chapter Twenty-five: Finding Hope In An Atomic Holocaust

    conclusion

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  • Catalogue Code 342513
  • Product Code 9780802409317
  • ISBN 0802409318
  • EAN 9780802409317
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date May 2012
  • Sales Rank #58469
  • Dimensions 203 x 133 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.371kg

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