Increasing numbers of people in our culture, particularly middle-aged men, are finding that the things they worked for over the past two decades are simply not providing the fulfillment they originally expected from them. We are coming to realize that our homes, vehicles, jobs and possessions are not sufficient to stave off the crisis of meaning many of us find when life does not meet our expectations. Sojourn reminds us that life is often messy—complex and full of fear—just as it should be. Learning from the few wild places still available to us in our culture can provide us with the realization that a weighty life is a life on its way to an important integration of body, soul, heart, and spirit.
Drawing upon a lifetime of experience as a highly successful businessman grounded in the powerful Judeo-Christian principles he holds most dear, the author’s near-death experience moved him to express his concerns for our nation. He explains why your involvement, combined with a Christian perspective, is necessary for our return to a true republic, under God, with liberty, justice, and opportunity for all. He identifies and addresses the major problems we face and suggests a course of action designed to return our country to the “shining city on a hill” that once it was. Our nation has changed dramatically. Some changes have been for the better, but many have been appalling. We are rapidly losing our freedoms and the opportunities for success that once existed in America. Young people today have far less opportunity for success than did their parents and grandparents. Continual interference by an all-intrusive government in the lives of citizens, and the growing rejection of our being “one nation under God” have seriously wounded our nation and threatened our very survival.
One Father is an essential work that offers holistic healing through confronting our fears. A thoroughly spiritual work with real-world implications, One Father address the mistakes of the past and issues a clear challenge about our responsibility to the next generation. Despite proclamations to the contrary, America remains a Christian nation. We are all family united by one natural and supernatural Father. Carl King dares all Christians to lay aside the labels of liberalism and conservatism and remember their responsibility to the poor and the stranger. Though the subject matter deals with religion, politics, racial formation, leadership, and sexuality, King never strays from the assertion of a common past and a shared future.
Make the journey from the slave trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the plight of African Americans in inner-city America in the South Bronx. Learn about the ravages and disadvantages of residence there and its lifelong impact upon an entire population. Recognize that this continuing situation has a sad and shameful historical path shaped by society’s blindness to humanity. This malaise of blindness exacted an unfair, immoral, and immeasurable human cost upon generations; a blindness which denied entry to the opportunities afforded others as a birthright.
The aggregated cost in the South Bronx is staggering beyond belief. There is, however, a collateral cost to the reservoir of national resources caused by a failure to recognize—and, therefore, unrealized and unavailable—the creativity, talents, skills, and potential of inner-city residents.
Hear those voices that have addressed the inequities of this situation; learn of individuals who believe in the humanity of every individual. Despite these voices, the deplorable inner-city situation continues and even worsens. Is anybody listening? There are listeners who have taken up the cause, albeit in the face of a lack of political, humanitarian, and spiritual wills. Learn about those listeners in a New England church community that made the trek to the South Bronx for a decade. One may perceive these two communities as radically different; experience the merger of two communities into a single family via the grace of a spiritual ministry.
Think about how you can make a difference—somewhere, sometime, somehow—and discover the difference in your being.
Proceeds from book sales will be directed to an educational fund specifically for the children of St. Ann’s community in the South Bronx.
The Devil Wants YOU Busy, Bound and Burnt Out challenges us to dig deep to see if we are burying our emotional pain or are we working for other reasons. God spoke one time and said “You don’t like it when your children assume anything and I don’t like it when my children assume either.” Building the temple was a good thing that David wanted to do, but the fact remained, God said “NO!” Now if God had no problem saying “NO” and we are made in the image and likeness of God, why can’t we say it?
God wants us to have life and more abundantly but first we must learn when to say no regardless of our internal drive to keep busy. Yes, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy our health, relationships and even our lives; but Jesus came to give us life and more abundantly. However, in order for us to receive HIS life, we must first discover why we go beyond the call of duty and do things God or even we intended to do. As you read, The Devil Wants YOU Busy, Bound and Burnt Out, I want you to think of these words:
Why do you do the things you do Is a question that I’m asking you Do you do it to please the Master Or is your hand reaching out For the praise of men Time and Again If you are then your motives are wrong So listen very carefully To this little song Who do you love? The creature or Creator Who do you love The Giver or the gift Which do you love? The praise of men or Jesus 3 out of 6 Take your pick In Whom and which do you love Barbara A. Desormo
Have you ever thought, “I can’t sit around and watch this horrible thing happen?” Did you get up, go out, and try to make a difference? This is the true tale of one family’s leap of faith to pursue God’s calling and walk across America, in order to bring attention to the global clean water crisis. When the Hinman family discovered that children as young as four are walking long distances each day to fetch water that can be dirty and dangerous, they set off on this hilarious journey in the hopes of changing the future of some of the water walkers across the globe. Along the way, they encountered a nation’s worth of generous individuals as they endured the hardships of living out of their SUV, the elements, and sacrificial living. Join the Hinmans in this walk to discover what it means to be patriotic, experience God’s enduring love and provision, and learn about the difference one person can make in the lives of others.The author of this book has pledged all personal royalties to benefit the clean water crisis.
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