With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God

With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God Author Skye Jethani
ISBN-10 1595553797
ISBN-13 9781595553799
Year 2011-08-23
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Thomas Nelson
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Stop Living Your Life Under Over From and For God and Start Living in Communion With Him Endorsements If we ve grown weary of Christianity ifwe find most any local church uninspiring maybe the problem lies not in the Christianfaith or these faithful bodies but in our own disgruntled hearts In With Syke Jethani tenderlyunmasksthe clichedposturing 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 andfor 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 communionwithGod 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 classicYour God is Too Small did for his Withreveals views of God that can t satisfy and opens up the possibility for exploring a lifewithGod that more than satisfies Scot McKnight author of One Life and The Blue Parakeet professor of theology and biblical studies at North Park UniversitySince 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 Journalhe 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 Withis designed to head readers in the right direction Alan Hirsch author of Untamed TheForgottenWays org

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