Friday, January 22, 2010

Dug Down Deep

I just finished an awesome book. I meant to post some info on this book earlier this week, but I really took my time reading this book. In fact, I will be drawing a lot of information from this book for future books. My pen got a workout in this book, underlining and double underlining sentences. It was very convicting, it made me ask myself a lot of questions and it made me excited to pick up my Bible and dig in.

I really don't even know where to start to talk about this book. There are many different areas that tugged at me. From referring to Christianity as a gas station. We just stop there quickly for a fill-up. He talked about the importance of knowing doctrine and theology and how it helps us to develop a deeper relationship with God. Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris doesn't have all of the answers, but he leaves you craving the answers that you can find yourself in your Bible.

Special Thanks to Elizabeth for this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for my review.

Here is some additional info from Waterbrook.
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.

Here is some info on 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.

You can purchase the book here.

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