Pathways to Abandon   -     By: Nathan Schnackenberg
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8Nathan Schnackenberg grew up as an American missionary kid in Japan, until he was uprooted and returned to the United States in 1993. Culture-shocked, he ended up in Las Vegas, where he gradually abandoned his faith and fell into a spiraling quest for money, power and pleasure. He found all three and enjoyed them immensely - until his life of sin escalated to the point of murder. Schnackenberg eventually bottomed out and ended up empty, alone, scared and fearing for his life.

Then he made a choice. He cried out for God. And God answered.

In this recklessly true story about one mans abandonment and rediscovery of God Schnackenberg poses a challenge to every believer: Which path will you take? Abandonment to God? Or flight from Him?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 260
Vendor: Relevant Books
Dimensions: 8.5 X 6.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0976364220
ISBN-13: 9780976364221
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Schnackenberg's story poses a challenge to each person who is on a spiritual path: "Will you abandon yourself to Christ or from Him?"

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Author: Nathan Schnackenberg
Located in: Colorado Springs, CO
Submitted: July 21, 2008

    Tell us a little about yourself.  Well, the book tells a lot about me. I'm the type of person who really likes the ‘going deeper’ part of relationship w/ Christ. This books title has duel meanings… Pathways to Abandon speaks to the pathway I was on personally, where I was heading down a road of abandonment, where I struggled with abandonment, and ultimately could have experience abandonment for eternity… but it also speaks to the idea that every man, woman and child is on the “Pathway to Abandon” themselves, where the struggle is to abandon the lusts of this world in favor of the things that God has for us. The title doesn’t make a lot of sense until the reader picks up the book and plows through it.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  My motivation in writing this book was initially very personal; I just wanted to get my struggles and issues down on paper. I figured, that if I started to write and recount and relive the experiences I underwent as a youngster and adolescent, then the meaning behind the pain would become obvious. The book was never really intended for publication until a few close friends and family began reading the manuscript and encouraged me to send it to a publisher. The relevant media group was the only publisher I submitted the book to, and they accepted it… Through the process of writing this book, I was able to experience a lot of healing myself, and what’s more, others have been able to grow and heal as a result of reading my experiences, and that’s the best feedback I could ever receive. Because the book is gritty and candid, and because my portrayal of the sin was so ‘real’, I’ve received some not-so-kind feedback from people whose religious spirit was offended. I suppose the proof is in the lives that have been changed for the better. This book has been most effective in prisons, from what I’ve been told and a number of people have come to a place where they have allowed themselves to receive forgiveness. God is good!

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I hope that the folks who read this book will be inspired to believe in the power of forgiveness and grace. I hope they find comfort in a lifelong pursuit of real, authentic relationship with God, and I hope that people out there take time to consider their own Pathway of Abandon. We have such a short time on life to really impact this world for good, and I hope this book impacts this world for good.

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