Unfamiliar – Finding Your Way In Faith
So many people start their journey of following Jesus in curiosity and wonder and community. There’s an excitement and passion for the newness of that journey, and it can sustain you forward.
Give it some time though and the emotions begin to wear off. The excitement that was there can give way to apathy, and you aren’t sure to keep the hype train going.
These feelings eventually lead you to one of two choices. Some just simply give up and walk away, never to return. Others turn those vibrant initial moments of finding faith, into a rule-following grind, that either makes them self-righteous or self-critical.
Truth is, most of us are unsure of how to carry out an ever-growing, child-like faith. We struggle to transform the wonder and curiosity of those initial moments, into a life-long transformation of ourselves and the communities we find ourselves in.
But that doesn’t have to be the story, and that’s what this book is about. Faith doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating, but can be the most fulfilling step forward, into the best life possible.
This book is for those who are weary of empty religion and shallow faith. It is for those who wonder where Jesus is, what he’s up to in their life, and how he can work through them.
The Adventure is a collection of essays taken from specific moments in this last season. My writing comes out of messages I’ve preached as a youth pastor and what I’ve learned as a young husband and father.
It’s filled with moments that were life-changing and God-focused. Life can get complicated and sometimes we complicate Jesus and religion in the process. This book tries to untangle the questions we ask, with answers rooted in deep, Jesus-centered relationship.