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Dug down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Mattersby Joshua Harris
Synopses & Reviews
What will you build your life on?
With startling transparency, Joshua Harris shares how we can rediscover the relevance and power of Christian truth. This is book shows a young man who rose quickly to success in the Christian evangelical world before he realized his spirituality lacked a foundation—it rested more on tradition and morality than on an informed knowledge of God.
For the indifferent or spiritually numb, Harris's humorous and engaging reflections on Christian beliefs show that orthodoxy isn't just for scholars—it is for anyone who longs to know the living Jesus Christ. As Harris writes, "I've come to learn that theology matters. It matters not because we want to impress people, but because what we know about God shapes the way we think and live. Theology matters because if we get it wrong then our whole life will be wrong."
Whether you are just exploring Christianity or you are a veteran believer finding yourself overly familiar and cold-hearted, Dug Down Deep will help you rediscover the timeless truths of Scripture. As Harris challenges you to root your faith and feelings about God in the person, work, and words of Jesus, he answers questions such as:
What is God like and how does he speak to me?What difference does it make that Jesus was both human and divine?How does Jesus's death on the cross pay for my sins?Who is the Holy Spirit and how does he work in my life?
With grace and wisdom, Harris will inspire you to revel in the truth that has captured his own mind and heart. He will ask you to dig deep into a faith so solid you can build your life on it. He will point you to something to believe in again.
Kay Arthur is perhaps the best-known and most-beloved woman Bible teacher in America today. The co-founder of Precept Ministries, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kay is the author of a number of books and an internationally known Bible teacher and conference speaker. She's also the host of a national radio broadcast. Each year, Kay reaches hundreds of thousands of people from a wide variety of denominations through Precept Bible Studies held in churches across the U.S. and around the world.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which belongs to the Sovereign Grace network of local churches. A passionate speaker with a gift for making theological truth easy to understand, Joshua is perhaps best known for his runaway bestseller, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which he wrote at the age of twenty-one. His later books include Boy Meets Girl, Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is), and Stop Dating the Church. The founder of the NEXT conferences for young adults, Joshua is committed to seeing the gospel transferred to a new generation of Christians. He and his wife, Shannon, have three children.
Table of Contents
My Rumspringa: "We're all theologians. The question is whether what we know about God is true" — In which I learn to dig: "Underneath was a deeper question : what would I build my life on?" — Near but not in my pocket: "God is utterly different from me. And that is utterly wonderful" — Ripping, burning, eating: "When we read the Bible, it opens us up. It reads us" — God with a bellybutton: "Jesus is unique. And He came to accomplish something that no one else could" — A way to be good again: "For too long the news that Jesus died for my sins had no real meaning" — How Jesus saved Gregg Eugene Harris: "How does redemption accomplished outside Jerusalem give life to a young man on a California beach?" — Changed, changing, to be changed: "Sanctification is work. But it's good work--the privilege of the redeemed" — I believe in the Holy Spirit: "I longed to know that God was present, that I was doing more than singing songs to the ceiling" — The invisible made visible: "God's plan has always been a group plan--he reveals himself through his people" — Humble orthodoxy: "Here's what deflates my arrogance faster than anything else : trying to live the truth I have".
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