Hasnt Jesus called us into the thorns and thistles with Him to love what we find there? What if we had the courage to follow him into the briarpatch and discover life as we were always meant to live it? In The Briarpatch Gospel, dynamic young pastor Shayne Wheeler presents a radical message of grace, one that wont allow you to remain comfortable merely sitting in a church pew. He shares his own heartbreaking personal journey through the briarpatch, and his churchs remarkable experience of creating a community in which people walk through lifes issueseven the darkest, most painful problems and questionstogether. Unafraid. Like Jesus did.
Think about it: What is your (or your churchs) briarpatchthe area where youre afraid to go, or feel unequipped to address? Is it sharing what you really think on controversial issues? Becoming friends with someone whos different from you? Confronting and overcoming your own pain, doubts, or fears? Bold and challenging, The Briarpatch Gospel provides a new vernacular for Christians to have open, honest conversations about what loving each other in Christs name might look like in the briarpatches of their own communities.