This is a book about experiencing the presence of Jesus Christ in the moment-by-moment 'nows' of daily life. James McClendon, Jr. observed that the first task of theology is to locate our place in the story. Like finding directions at a shopping mall with the brightly colored words, "You are Here", the author invites us into an encounter with the "We-are-Here" place in God's presence in the 'right-here' of our daily walk - Christian soaring - is the birthright of every follower of Jesus Christ. This is a thoughtful, stirring, and ground-breaking book on the neglected topic of Christian soaring through discerning discipleship.
"This book is a tour de force ... and can be read with profit by believers and unbelievers, philosophers and theologians, pastors and lay people, and anyone who longs to soar in the Spirit ... It not only blessed me but drew me to prayer." - Brennan Manning, author of the Ragamuffin Gospel
"As you read this book, see if you don't feel as well as hear the serene roaring of the "soaring" of a soul at full stretch." - Leonard Sweet Drew Theological School, George Fox University.
"Reading this book will loosen your grip on anxious faith and launch you into a new dimension of relation with God. Read it if you dare!" - Ray S. Anderson, Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Conniry's marvelous book ... is a gift to us all." - Sally Morgenthaler, author of Worship Evangelism and contributor to Emergent Manifesto of Hope.
"A richly-woven tapestry of personal story-telling, biblical insights, and thoughts from philosophers, mystics, theologians, and futurists both ancient and contemporary." - MaryKate Morse, Professor of Pastoral Studies and Spiritual Formation, George Fox Theological Seminary, Portland.
About Charles J Conniry:
CHARLES J. CONNIRY, Jr. is Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland.