The Barbarian Way…

…Unleash the Untamed Faith Within                                         Choose a Dangerous Road

This is a new book I bought today at church.  It is written by Erwin McManus one of my favorite thinkers and writers.  I was reading on the back cover and discovered it goes with the ideas and thoughts I have been having… and conversations I have been having with Joel and Randy about a deeper walk with Christ.  It reads…

“Jesus never made a pristine call to a proper or safe religion.  Jesus beckons His followers to a path that is far from the easy road.  It’s a path filled with adventure, uncertainty, and unlimited possibilities – the only path that can fulfill the deepest longings and desires of your heart.”

I’m ready to embark on the journey through this book… who knows what’s on the otherside once I’m done.

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One thought on “The Barbarian Way…

  1. Jesus call to us is for us to risk loss of safety by this world’s standards. Then we struggle with a sense of guilt if we perceive that we have somehow failed on this Journey.

    “The readiness to risk failure: Many of us are haunted by our failure to have done with our lives what we longed to accomplish. The disparity between our ideal self and our real self, the grim specter of past in fidelities, the awareness that i am not living what I believe, the relentless pressure of conformity, and the nostalgia for lost innocence reinforces a nagging sense of existential guilt: I have failed. This is the cross we never expected. the one we find hardest to bear.” Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel.

    It is hard for me to risk failure and safety when it means that I am taking my family with me. But, what faith can grow in my children when they see a dependence on God that risks safety and worldly failure.

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