When Rob Strong tells people he's a pastor in Massachusetts"the least churched state in the USA"it sometimes stops them in their tracks, but Strong never lets his faith bar him from doing what matters most: building sincere relationships with people as, together, they question and explore the nature of The Big Guy Upstairs.
Here he shares how approachable, interactive, and, above all, relevant God can be in readers' lives, without any of the trappings of religion or "Christianese" that make many of them suspicious. Filled with his inimitable brand of wit and humor, Strong offers readers a fresh take on the importance of understanding their own humanity and their purpose in life, how to disagree with but still respect the perspectives of others, and the role that God plays in every single facet of their livesespecially when they least expect it.
From a "weed" that turned into a delicious peach tree to a miraculous pair of brown shoes, Strong will engage readers with insightful stories and biblical commentary that reveal why their lives are significantand how God is more intentional, active, and closer than they realize.
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About the Author
Rob Strong is currently serving as the Lead Pastor of Grace Community, a church located just north of Boston, MA. His nearly twenty years of ministry have been intentionally located in states called New England where he believes future of Christianity will be born. Learn more at therobstrong.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 0.5 Proximity 1
Chapter 1 Peach Trees 4
Chapter 2 The Ultimate Party Stopper 11
Chapter 3 Brown Shoes 23
Chapter 4 Worms and God 47
Chapter 5 The Treasure 61
Chapter 6 If Only You Had Been Here 82
Chapter 7 The Image 109
Chapter 8 Natural 130
Chapter 9 So He Did 157
Chapter 10 The Last Chapter 195
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved the book and I am very happy with how it was written. I feel that it was refreshing to have a lighter view on the religion where I didn't feel attacked but rather uplifted by the book. I found it worth the read.
I was privaledged to be a part of his church in connecticut. He ia an amazing communicator of who God is! I encourage you all to read his book and be transformed. God is Good all the time!