How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here

How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here


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ISBN-13: 9780310347972
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 379,910
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Martin is a writer, speaker, and dreamer currently living in Tulsa, OK, where he serves as Teaching Pastor at Sanctuary Church. He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, The Pentecostal Theological Seminary, and Duke Divinity School. He is the author of Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? He is a product of the “Christ-haunted landscape” of the American South, sweaty revivals, and hip-hop. Years before a life of church planting, writing, and preaching, his claim to fame was getting his Aquaman, Robin, and Wonder Woman action figures saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age. He loves to talk about the beauty of God, what an extraordinary thing it is to be called God’s beloved, and finding new ways to be human.

Table of Contents

Foreword Shauna Niequist 11

Chapter 1 Losing Your Ship without Losing Your Soul 15

Chapter 2 How Not to Survive a Shipwreck 37

Chapter 3 Hold On, Let Go 63

Chapter 4 Eating, Breathing, Sleeping 89

Chapter 5 God Loves Monsters 111

Chapter 6 Choose Your Own Adventure 137

Chapter 7 Don't Fight the Wind 159

Chapter 8 Starting to See 175

Chapter 9 The City beneath the Sea 193

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

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How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AnnieRim More than 1 year ago
I wish I could separate my rating into two categories: 2 stars for Martin's personal story and 4 stars for his commentary on Biblical stories. It took about half the book for me to really connect with Martin's story. Once I did, it was tough to put down. But, his writing - though poetic - is meandering and I felt like he could tighten his examples. The parts that most resonated with me are when he walked through the stories from the Bible. His thoughts on Job and the Leviathan made me eager to reread that story. Martin reminds us that sea monsters aren't something God should save us from but rather a reminder that, "God is at home in chaos - it's the place from which he started the universe." (129) Had Martin made that sentence his central thesis, I think the book may have appealed to a wider audience. I think this book will resonate with people going through a loss that is not devastating. It's an encouragement and gives hope in the journey. Martin's story is the one you hope for during a difficult season - of hope, seeking, and ultimately successful redemption. **I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.**
GeorgeScheide More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Jonathan Martin's perspective. Can someone really understand grace before they understand they themselves need it? His illustration of Saul needing to be blinded before he could truly see was eye opening for me. I don't need to look at my low points as failures, but rather a new place to find God, because most assuredly He is there. In order to recognize Him though, you need to look! It may not be your fault you are where you are, or it may be completely your fault. That doesn't matter, just look around, take a deep breath, and know you are not alone.