With his trademark thoughtful introspection, A. J. Swoboda boldly suggests that wandering is not an absence of faith but a central component of faith. In The Dusty Ones, he leads the restless, the frustrated, and the curious on a spiritual journey to uncover the answers to questions like
- Do I wander because I'm failing or because God has left me?
- Is the desert something I can overcome?
- Why is God sometimes "hidden" in the Bible?
- What do I do when the end seems nowhere in sight?
This compassionate and contemplative book offers hope and peace to Christians and seekers alike as they make their way down the winding road of faith.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) pastors Theophilus Church in urban Portland, Oregon. He is executive director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a consortium of Christian higher education institutions dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God's creation. Swoboda also teaches biblical studies, theology, and church history at Portland Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary, among others. He is an award-winning author or editor of nine books and speaks regularly at conferences, retreats, churches, and seminars. Visit his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com.
Table of Contents
1 Wandering and Lamaze 1
2 Mom's Gazpacho 19
3 Banished 38
4 Deserts 62
5 Invisible Loves 76
6 Walking 90
7 Our Need for Needs 110
8 A Wanderer's Rest 127
9 Displacement 145
10 Losing Jesus 164
11 Perceived Famine 175
12 The Quiet of the Walk 186
13 Jesus the Strange Wanderer 203