Finding the Adventure of Life God Offers Churches and Individuals

  • The Faith of Leap

  • Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure & Courage
  • Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch © 2011
  • Baker Books,Grand Rapids,MI49516-6287
  • ISBN 978-0-8010-1415-4 (pbk)
  • 208 pp. plus notes
  • College professors Frost and Hirsh write a well-reasoned book that must not be read lightly. They challenge people and churchesto analyze their status and allow themselves dissatisfaction with a safe and secure life.The writers discuss the deep longing inside every human for adventure and excitement in life. Adventure is exactly what Goddesires for us. To find excitement with God we must assess where we are and realize the importance of living differently. We need a sense of mission for our lives and for our churches.Jesus said “He who saves his life will lose it.” These authors say many churches and church-goers are stuck in that living death. We seek stable lives, free from danger and our government supports that desire.

    The title stems from the truth that finding adventure with God requires a leap into a different way of living. Faith controls that leap. With quotes from an impressive range of literature, science, movies and human examples, Frost and Hirsch support their assertions that we must risk the danger of an unsettled life or intellectually, emotionally and spiritually wither.

    The authors examine why we miss the adventures God offers and how to be different. They discuss why we seek sterile, supposedly safe lives. They also know that God’s type of change requires a community, not individuals alone. Community satisfies another deep human need, for intimate, caring, committed relationships.

    The Faith of Leap is an exciting book, although not one to read casually.

  • Review by Geni J. White
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I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by, a book promoter.
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One Response to Finding the Adventure of Life God Offers Churches and Individuals

  1. Judith Robl says:

    The Faith of Leap. That’s what I’ve been doing these last several years. I just didn’t know what to call it. Gotta get the book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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