Pursuit Of A Thirsty Foolby T.J. Macleslie
What are you thirsty for? T.J. MacLeslie wrestles with this question on his journey from childhood faith through the wilderness and back again. Having been abused in the church, MacLeslie turned his back on God and looked for fulfillment in many places. His search led him to drink from many wells along the way, none of which quenched his thirst. All the while he was being pursued by One who loved him unconditionally.
This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is an authentic story that tackles issues of abuse, addiction and personal failure. It also raises difficult questions about leadership, cross-cultural adjustment and disappointment in ministry. MacLeslie's prodigal pilgrimage serves as a cautionary tale, but ultimately a hopeful one.
Pursuit of a Thirsty Fool is a book for those who thirst, those longing for more. It is a reminder of our deepest desires and the Spring where they can be satisfied. It is for those who are in need of hope. Finally, it is for those caught in the dangerous pattern of doing things for God and who may have forgotten their first call: to love God.
About the Author: T.J. MacLeslie has been in Christian ministry since 1990. He has been involved in a variety of ministries, including pastoring, church planting, leadership development and spiritual direction. He currently lives in the UK with his wife and two children where he leads a team focused on prayer and spiritual formation. For more information, visit http://www.thirstyfool.com
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Pursuit of a Thirsty Fool T.J. MacLeslie ©2011 BottomLine Media 10123 Wm. Carey Dr. Orlando, FL32832 ISBN 978-0-9759997-4-5 (ppbk) 163 pp. In TJ MacLeslie’s easily-read story, many people will relate to his experiences: of seeking answers from church people who fostered the terrible lie, “Don’t ask questions about faith”; of being detoured from Christianity by observing hypocrites who act like saints on Sundays and completely forget God during the week; and of searching for satisfaction in destructive ways. MacLeslie even became that hypocritical Christian he mentally knew was wrong. Extra-helpful in this book--how God preserved and pursued TJ and gradually set him free from limitations like those we all hide inside ourselves. Jesus gradually healed TJ from his past, moved him into great purposes for his life and showed him a God far greater than many people realize exists. God unrelentingly increases MacLeslie’s awareness of our amazing creator’s awesomeness. Each reader’s journey through life will have different details than this author’s. But as we travel through our days, like TJ we can receive the immeasurable satisfaction of knowing God better and better. God is more than we can fully comprehend, but He desires that we try. Learning from this book how journeys can proceed to a deeply loving relationship will wonderfully change us. Hebrews 6:12 says “…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Saying ‘Yes’ to God, as MacLeslie does, makes life well worth while. Pursuit of a Thirsty Fool is a valuable resource.