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The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passionby Leonard Sweet
Synopses & Reviews
Introducing the life you’d gladly stand in line for
You don’t stand in line at Starbucks® just to buy a cup of coffee. You stop for the experience surrounding the cup of coffee.
Too many of us line up for God out of duty or guilt. We completely miss the warmth and richness of the experience of living with God. If we’d learn to see what God is doing on earth, we could participate fully in the irresistible life that he offers.
You can learn to pay attention like never before, to identify where God is already in business right in your neighborhood. The doors are open and the coffee is brewing. God is serving the refreshing antidote to the unsatisfying, arms-length spiritual life–and he won’t even make you stand in line.
Let Leonard Sweet show you how the passion that Starbucks® has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God’s stirring introduction to the experience of faith.
Creating a parallel between customers standing in line at Starbucks
About the Author
Leonard Sweet, PhD, is founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries and serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. He also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and the chief writer for preachingplus.com, a resource for pastors and other Christian speakers. A popular speaker himself, Sweet has written more than twenty books, including The Three Hardest Words, Out of the Question…Into the Mystery, AquaChurch, SoulTsunami, and SoulSalsa.
Table of Contents
Introduction : the brew of the soul : your spiritual life on drip — Reading a Starbucks cup : why spirituality is going to pot — Life on an EPIC scale : choose the spiritual life you can taste — Drinking in the Starbucks experience : Epic, Starbucks is experimental — The gospel in an experimental cup : living at the intersection of faith and irresistible experience — Life is empty until you join in : ePic, Starbucks is participatory — The Gospel in a participatory cup : get fully immersed in what God is doing — Brands as image statements : epIc, [star]bux is image-rich — The Gospel in an image-rich cup : God speaks in more than just words — Your undeniable thirst for connection : epiC, Starbucks is connective — The Gospel in a connective cup : connecting like St. Arbucks — Epilogue : Jehovah java — Discussion guide : questions for coaching and conversation / by Edward Hammett.
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