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Skye Jethani
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Skye Jethani

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Instead of life over, under, from, or even for God, what leads us into freedom and restoration is life with God.

Why are American Christians, who have more access to biblical teaching than any other people in history, failing to experience the freedom of the Christian life? Why are pastors, those closest to the work and ministry, burning out at an alarming rate? Why do many church members, who give large amounts of their time and wealth to Christ and his kingdom, secretly question the legitimacy of their efforts? And why are spiritual seekers dismissing the validity of the Christian message?

Is it possible we've misunderstood the call of the Christian life?

With explores the narrative of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and the stories of faithful women and men throughout history, to show that we were created to be with God, and that restoring this connection is his mission. When we neglect this calling in favor of a life over, under, from, or even for God, we will not know the freedom Christ intended. But a life lived in rich communion with God cultivates faith, hope, and love in a way that transforms both us and the broken world we inhabit.

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Instead of life over, under, from, or even for God, what leads us into freedom and restoration is life with God.

Why are American Christians, who have more access to biblical teaching than any other people in history, failing to experience the freedom of the Christian life? Why are pastors, those closest to the work and ministry, burning out at an alarming rate? Why do many church members, who give large amounts of their time and wealth to Christ and his kingdom, secretly question the legitimacy of their efforts? And why are spiritual seekers dismissing the validity of the Christian message?

Is it possible we've misunderstood the call of the Christian life?

With explores the narrative of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and the stories of faithful women and men throughout history, to show that we were created to be with God, and that restoring this connection is his mission. When we neglect this calling in favor of a life over, under, from, or even for God, we will not know the freedom Christ intended. But a life lived in rich communion with God cultivates faith, hope, and love in a way that transforms both us and the broken world we inhabit.

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Stop Living Your Life Under, Over, From and For God and Start Living in Communion With Him.

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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 clich d 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


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Skye Jethani

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.

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Helps understand other's walk with God
5 stars By Mark, Dec 10 2015
OK so this book was helpful in identifying which picture I have of God - and is a useful tool in discerning how others relate to God. Since reading it I've been asking friends some questions which gives insight to which of Skye's categories they fall under. The ultimate aim is to help move people (including Christians who aren't experiencing God) from the darkness to the light, which is a 'with God' posture. Worth your time!
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Brilliant
5 stars By Michelle, Dec 11 2014
'With' is a timeless and essential piece of work that is for anyone who craves depth, authenticity, and seeing more of the endless dimensions of who God is.
Skye Jethani writes in a way that is not only easy to digest, but takes the reader on a refreshing journey that captures the depth of their spirit and enables them to have their imagination sparked into greater levels of creativity, freedom, joy, and authentic faith. With writing that exudes great grace, understanding, and compassion, the invitation to start walking 'with' and enjoying our Creator becomes more than a duty or idea, but the lifeblood we're all yearning for. 
If you have always wondered if there was more to this thing called 'faith' and have desired to have your longings for more of Jesus fulfilled, your life could just well be changed and you could hear the Holy Spirit in a new way through this stunning book. Very insightful and beautifully crafted - and one you'll most likely consume in a few hours in a cosy nook. Highly recommend!
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5 stars By Joi , Jan 14 2012
Skye Jethani, author of With: Reimagining the way you relate to God writes in a convincing way in helping us question our integrity in how humans have viewed God. This book really got me rethinking of the way I see God. In the book the author explains five postures : Life Under, Life Over, Life from, Life for and the one we should aim for Life with God. The writer explains all stem (except latter) from a means to obtain control and make sense of our life’s chaos. The thing that really challenged my thinking of relating to God is the book’s main concept a Life with God - is the way we are meant to relate to God and is ultimately about surrendering control of our lives. The writer explains, “Faith is the opposite of seeking control. It is surrendering control. It embraces the truth that control is an illusion - we never had it and we never will”. How profound this is, it is worthy of contemplation and application into life. I would recommend this book highly, great to read and let it’s message really sink in - a life with God. 
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  • Catalogue Code 315804
  • Product Code 9781595553799
  • ISBN 1595553797
  • EAN 9781595553799
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Aug 2011
  • Sales Rank #2232
  • Dimensions 214 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.217kg

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