I get it. You probably don’t think you need another book on the Christian life. If you’re like me, you’ve read plenty of them. Your bookshelves are full of them.
But here’s the thing: Crucified to Life is unlike any book I’ve read on the Christian life.
Do you deeply desire to know God’s purpose for your life? Do you find yourself wondering “is this all there is to Christianity?” If so, I’ve got just the thing for you.
I’m excited to announce that Crucified to Life is finally available! I put a ton of hard work into making this the best book I possibly could that would help you discover and live into abundant life in Christ.
For the next seven weeks, I’ll be co-teaching a class called, Bible Hacks where myself and Daryl Docterman will teach short sessions designed to help you read the Bible better. Below are my teaching notes as well as the audio of the class.
“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.” – Genesis 2:7
Things were good but incomplete. The groundwork was laid for the climax of the scene. God had been busy speaking, painting, writing, creating. With every breath, life sprang forth from His mouth. In an instant, nothingness became something-ness.
God is an artist and the best thing He has created is you. He goes to a blank canvas with no instrument in hand. All He needs is His voice. With every word bursting forth into the blank space, the picture begins to take shape. It’s 4-dimensional, it’s living, it’s breathing, it’s here and now. Look around. You are living in His painting. You are His painting.
The unique thing about you, the thing that sticks out like the proverbial elephant in the room is your reflection. No. Not the thing you see when you look in a mirror. Not the thing you see when you look down into a body of water. You don’t get any credit for this. The unique thing about you is whom you point back to, whom you reflect, whose image you were created in. God put His mark throughout His work of art, but none clearer, none more powerful than in you.
The change in your life is quickly killing you. It’s killing your ability to trust in anything or anyone. You don’t look as you did ten years ago. You don’t think as you did five minutes ago. Your understanding is ever-expanding or it is diminishing – it isn’t staying the same… Change. It’s quickly killing your peace. You’re in search of it, remembering how things used to be. So what do we do?
Life is like weather in the Midwest region of the United States. One minute it is sunny and 75 degrees, and the next, it is snowing and 30 degrees. Change. It happens. All. The. Time. You’re happy then you’re not. You’re stressed then you’re stressed even more. Your kids are little then they’re not (my oldest just turned 3 years old!).