Disruptive Discipleship: The Power of Breaking Routine to Kickstart Your Faith
By Sam Van Eman (IVP, 2017)
Sometimes in the Christian life, we get stuck. Something seems off, and we don’t know why. We may not even notice it at first. But we feel like God is far from our daily lives, or we lose hope for the future, or we don’t treat others in loving ways. What can we do?
Sam Van Eman has found that our spiritual lives need disruptive experiences, which can jolt and reorient us for greater spiritual maturity. Out-of-the-ordinary activities, such as a wilderness adventure or an international service trip, can challenge our assumptions and give us space to consider new perspectives. And when we intentionally choose to pursue designed experiences, we stretch our faith in new and unexpected ways.
Filled with concrete examples of how ordinary people are shaped by disruptive experiences, this book provides a path to deeper faith on purpose. Jesus disrupted his disciples with invitations to get out of their boats, leave their nets, and follow him. Have courage, and discover what those kinds of disruptions might look like for you.