Taking off My Comfortable Clothes: Removing Religion to Find Relationship

Overview

A life of faith isn't lived in a neat, clean, stain-free environment; it's lived outside the familiar, in the center of the adventurous, untamed call of God on our lives. This intimate, soul-searching account describes Jim Thornber's remarkable journey to a living, loving God. It started with a search for something spiritually higher yet soulishly comfortable; something that would make him feel relevant and reasonable, giving him a purpose for living and a sense of calling. His search finally led him to remove ...
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Overview

A life of faith isn't lived in a neat, clean, stain-free environment; it's lived outside the familiar, in the center of the adventurous, untamed call of God on our lives. This intimate, soul-searching account describes Jim Thornber's remarkable journey to a living, loving God. It started with a search for something spiritually higher yet soulishly comfortable; something that would make him feel relevant and reasonable, giving him a purpose for living and a sense of calling. His search finally led him to remove the comfortable, religious misconceptions of who he thought he was (and who he thought God wanted him to be) and put on the clothes of Christ to find true relationship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935245261
  • Publisher: Higherlife Development Service
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James Thornber was born in Southern California and graduated from Thousand Oaks High School. He achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Ministry from Bethany Bible College in Scotts Valley, California, and a Master's degree in Ministry (Leadership) from the Graduate School at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK. After leaving the Little Portion, Jim married Barbara and today serves as the senior pastor at Cathedral of Praise in Independence, Kansas. Jim's downtime is spent playing piano, shooting photos, and passionately explaining scriptures on his blog.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Saying Yes to God (Commitment) 3

Chapter 2 Embracing My Illusions (Calling) 15

Chapter 3 We Can't Exhaust Our Common Love of Jesus (Ecumenism) 37

Chapter 4 A Daily Fight With PMS (Vows) 57

Chapter 5 Hiding Myself in the Face of God (Prayer) 75

Chapter 6 When God Alone Is Enough (Isolation) 93

Chapter 7 Living Alone Together (Community) 117

Chapter 8 The Dog Loves Better Than I Do (Mystical Wisdom Of The Desert Fathers) 135

Chapter 9 I'm Set Apart From the World-So Now What? (Holiness) 153

Chapter 10 "Jim, Go Ring the Angelus Bell" (Worship) 173

Chapter 11 Indicting the Weed Eater (Confession) 193

Epilogue 209

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