When we're young, it's easy to believe in the supernatural, the mysterious, the enchanted. But as we grow older, we learn to be more "rational" and more confident that reality is merely what we can see. Even as Christians who believe in the resurrection, we live as if miracles and magic have been drained from the world.
As Mike Cosper wrestled with his own disillusionment, he found writers, thinkers, and artists like Hannah Arendt, Charles Taylor, James K. A. Smith, and David Foster Wallace whose words and ideas reassured him that he was not alone. And he discovered ancient and modern disciplines that shape a Christian way of life and awaken the possibility of living again in an enchanted world.
Exquisitely written with thoughtful practices woven throughout, this book will feed your soul and help you recapture the wonder of your Christian walk.
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About the Author
Mike Cosper is the executive director of Harbor Media, a non-profit media company serving Christians in a post-Christian world. Prior to that, he served for sixteen years as a pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth and Rhythms of Grace: How the Church's Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Sarah, and their two daughters.
Table of Contents
1. Discovering Our Disenchantment
Pathway One: Re-Enchanting Our World
2. Modern Displays and the God Who Ends Religion
Pathway Two: Experiencing Grace
3. Selfie Sticks, Spectacles, and Sepulchers
Pathway Three: Bringing Scripture to Life
4. Seeking a "Hidden Ground"
Pathway Four: Withdrawing With God
5. Abundance and Scarcity
Pathway Five: Practicing Abundance
6. Feasts of Attention
Pathway Six: Throwing a Feast
7. The Monastery and the Road
Pathway Seven: Writing a Rule of Life
Epilogue: One Final Wonder