2017 Christianity Today Book Award winner (Christian Living / Discipleship category)
Get ready for the wettest, stormiest, wildest trip through the Gospel youve ever taken!
The gospels are dramatic, wild, and wetset in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus first disciples were ragtag fishermen, and Jesus messages and miracles teem with water, fish, fishermen, net-breaking catches, sea crossings, boat-sinking storms, and even a walk on water. Because this world is foreign and distant to us, weve missed much about the disciples experiences and about following Jesusuntil now. Leslie Leyland Fieldsa well-known writer, respected biblical exegete, and longtime Alaskan fisherwomancrosses the waters of time and culture to take us out on the Sea of Galilee, through a rugged season of commercial fishing with her family in Alaska, and through the waters of the New Testament.
Youll be swept up in a fresh experience of the gospels, traveling with the fishermen disciples from Jesus baptism to the final miraculous catch of fishand also experiencing Leslies own efforts to follow Christ out on her own Alaskan sea. In a time when so many are unfollowing Jesus and leaving the Church, Crossing the Waters delivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to come, follow me.