What is it that you really want? What we truly desire, what we are most passionate about, will determine how we organize our lives. - James Bryan Smith Click To Tweet
I chose this book as the starting point for a men's mentoring group. It was a powerful way to begin.
James Bryan Smith challenges the reader in many areas of our life and our spiritual perspective drawing on the realities of who God is and how he desires to interact with us.
The number one enemy of Christian spiritual formation today is exhaustion. We are living beyond our means, both financially and physically. - James Bryan Smith Click To Tweet
All the men in my group were challenged and, I believe, encouraged by this fresh challenge on the way we manage our lives, cultivate margin and approach our personal, daily interaction with God.
God promises that those who love and serve, and are honest and faithful, will know a kind of joy and peace that those who are evil never will. - James Bryan Smith Click To Tweet
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Most of us form our view of God through some type of religious experience as interpreted by the people around us. - Jeff Bogue @TakingOneStep Click To Tweet
Pastor Jeff is a leader within the fellowship of churches in which I serve. I have known of him for many years, but until I picked up his book, did not know much about his personal story of faith.
It is probably the fact that I share a similar church upbringing to Pastor Jeff that his book resonated with me.
Many times Jesus is presented as someone who helps children not have bad dreams, or the person children sing 'Happy Birthday' to at Christmastime. People often talk about children’s need for Jesus. - Jeff Bogue @TakingOneStep Click To Tweet
Essentially, this is an apologetics book. It is simple to read provides essential insights into many common misunderstandings of Jesus and the Christian faith.
It is ideal for someone who grew up with some church background but who has resisted a life of faith because of legalism or hypocrisy in the church.
I don’t have much interest in following a God in order to learn to be nice to people. I can probably figure that one out on my own or by watching a few episodes of Sesame Street. - Jeff Bogue @TakingOneStep Click To Tweet
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