My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“What is it that you long for? Dream about? Hunger after? We all desire more than just the endurance of our daily routines. But often we feel limited and stuck — like we’re merely existing instead of living. That’s not the way it was meant to be. God intends the humanity in each of us to be deeply experienced, lavishly enjoyed, and exuberantly celebrated. In fact this is what the gospel is all about.
Yes, the gospel. Contrary to conventional thinking — inside and outside the church — following Jesus is not about denying our humanness but embracing it. Rather than acting more spiritual or being more religious, we’re called and enabled to become more fully human… and alive. Matt Heard escorts us on a journey of discovery: that Jesus didn’t come to save us from our humanity — Christ instead yearns to restore it to what God originally intended. Matt then explores ten key areas where everyday life can become extraordinary Life. Christ promised we could “live life to the full.” He didn’t just mean eventually. Life with a Capital L is the Life you are longing for. Now.”
One single moment in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – a quick glance of an otherwise dire portrait captured his attention and at that the author, Matt Heard, realizes that yes there is life everywhere… regardless of what the day is, or what the drama or dilemma may be, there is life everywhere and we have to stop to see that it is all around us. We have to take the time to turn down the volume of the life that is going on around us and listen to life. We have to take the time to be in the experiences.
As the author says, “it doesn’t come with a permanent, plastered-on smile… But it does come with Jesus Christ’s assurance that he will put our feet on the path and get us Home.” It’s not that Life With a Capital L isn’t everywhere around us, it’s whether or not we will receive and experience it.
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