Tired of church as you've known it? Thirsty for a fresh look at Christian faith? American singer-songwriter and author Tyler Blanski was, too. So he set out on a holy pilgrimmage to rediscover the saints, stars, and beauty of Christianity for the twenty-first century. Rich with deep application for living in the modern world, When Donkeys Talk is an invitation to become enchanted again with Christ and his world.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 1.10 X 6.10 X 8.10 (inches) ISBN: 0310334985 ISBN-13: 9780310334989 Availability: In Stock
Tired of church as you've known it? Thirsty for a fresh look at Christian faith? American singer/songwriter and author Tyler Blanski was, too. So he set out on a Holy Pilgrimage to rediscover the saints, stars, and beauty of Christianity for the twenty-first century. Rich with deep application for living in the modern world, When Donkeys Talk is an invitation to become enchanted again with Christ and his world. Tyler reminds us that God works in unexpected, unusual, and miraculous ways and that he inhabits and speaks through the wondrous world he has made. Blanski redefines 'magical' to help us see that the world is guided by a hand greater than science and materialism. Using scripture, the wisdom of the church fathers, and respected theologians and Christian thinkers from centuries past, as well as a creative and humorous narrative, you will find the wonder of our ancient faith still alive and well.
Tyler Blanski is a writer and musician from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hillsdale College. Tyler is the author of four previous books, including Mud andamp; Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred. SPANISH BIO: Tyler Blanski es un escritor y musico que reside en Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hizo sus estudios sobre el Medioevo y el Renacimiento en Oxford y tiene una Licenciatura en Artes por el Colegio Universitario de Hillsdale. Tyler es autor de cuatro libros anteriores, entre ellos Mud and Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred y Cuando los Burros Hablan.
Blanski (Mud & Poetry) is praying for a renaissance of Christianity. A writer and musician with a medieval beard, Blanski takes the reader on a pilgrimage to the past to rediscover the mystery lost in modernity. Along the way, he unpacks old ideas in short, easy to read chapters. Dialogues with friends lighten the book as well. Agnostic Oliver, for instance, provides a foil in his effort to show why science shouldnt be elevated over Christianity. The author wont convince the skeptic, and he neglects the awe and wonder that many find in scientific theories. But his starting point is Jesus, and he argues that modern Christianity is materialistic or therapeutic deism. Blanskis vision will appeal to and challenge Christians of any denomination who feel unsatisfied with Sunday services. The sacraments of Eucharist and baptism are real and transformative, he says. His critique and ideas might not be novel, but, Blanski would argue, the church could benefit from old truths. (Jan.) 2012 Reed Business Information