God Without Religion: Can It Reallybe This Simple? (Pb)
Vendor: Baker Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 272
Weight: 0.85 lb
Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.4 (inches)
Andrew Farley\'s experience as a Christian was at first characterized by self-effort and spiritual \"trial and error\" as he tried to please God. It resulted in spiritual burnout and disillusionment with the church. Eventually, he discovered what resting in Christ truly means and how it plays out in everyday life. Using a unique story-driven format, God without Religion addresses many pressing issues that Christians encounter, such as: the true meaning of being filled with the Spirit; God\'s discipline and the so-called \"spiritual disciplines\"; the role of prayer, suffering, and loss; the Lord\'s Supper (and why some have missed the point); the distracting health and wealth focus; prophecy and the infatuation with predicting the return of Christ; the gift of tongues and its rise to unhealthy prominence; predestination and the religious divisions it has caused; and other touchy subjects. Pulling no punches, Farley shows how tackling these concerns about Christian living and the church can both liberate and unify believers from a wide variety of backgrounds as they discover how to rest in Christ.