I’m almost as tired of writing about pain as I am of having it. So, I’ll give it a rest and do an update tomorrow. In the meantime, let’s give away a free book! The title: God.ol.o.gy (subtitle: because knowing God changes everything) by Christian George. I gave away a copy of Christian’s book Sex, Sushi, and Salvation last year, and here’s a bit of what I wrote:
Gabe and I met Christian at the CBA Advance conference I went to in Indy last January. We were both signing books, and I got in line for his book Sacred Travels. Great, great book. Quickly became one of my favorites. All about pilgrimage and journeys and church history, but exciting! (and soooo makes me want to travel the world!) And Christian is a great writer.
Anyway, he and Gabe and his wife and I keep in touch on facebook and stuff. He asked me to endorse his new book, and I read the manuscript and wrote an endorsement. And WONDER OF WONDERS, Moody put part of my endorsement on the BACK COVER. With J.I. Packer and Chuck Colson, no less. Let me just say how warm and fuzzy this makes me feel.
Seriously, I love, love, love Sacred Travels. I’ve read it twice, written all over it and have plans to read it again here in a bit. So inspiring. S, S, and S is great too. (and I’m not just saying that because my name’s on the back cover) Christian has this edgy-poetic way with words that I can only drool over. He’s funny, entertaining, brutally honest and delightfully sarcastic–but 100% grounded (and deeply) in the Word of God. He’s the real deal.
And now he’s written God.ol.o.gy. The first line of the foreword (by J.I. Packer) says this: “In a bright, brave, boisterous rush, Christian George here deftly clothes eternal truths about God and godliness in twenty-first century street-cred attire.” His primary audience is the 20-something crowd, but at a young 33, I totally get (and appreciate) his writing. He gets you going, makes you think, spurs you to action. Good stuff.
The book’s 11 chapters cover God’s: unity, power, creativity, vulnerability, holiness, love, jealousy, wisdom, patience, mystery and eternality.
I had a little trouble choosing just one excerpt from the book to share with you, but I’m a little partial to God-as-author, so how about this? (p. 161) God’s narrative never ends, yet He has invested Himself in our short stories… God could have created us as caricatures, but instead He spared no expense in our sophisticated sagas. Each sinew is complex. Each synapse, delicate. Humans are God’s antonyms–born in opposition to the Author. But our plots can thicken. Our characters can develop. God writes us, rewrites us, and then copyrights us in Christ. And that’s why we can live each chapter as though it might be our last. God has fused his story to ours and has given us an awesome ending–a happily ever after ending.
To be entered to win a copy of the book, just leave a comment with 1 question you would ask God if you could. Doesn’t have to be deep. Doesn’t have to be the number 1 question you’d ask. Just a question. Something you’d really like to know.
That’s it! Have a delightful Monday, friends!