Cats Don't Bark: How to Find Your Purpose - eBook  -     By: Shane Hipps
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Center Street / 2015 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Center Street
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781455522057
ISBN-13: 9781455522057

Publisher's Description



Everyone in the world is searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. Shane Hipps is here to teach us how to fully understand who we are as individuals, and then to pursue who God intended us to be.

CATS DON'T BARK is a guided tour of how to discover--and more importantly, pursue--God's intention for our lives. Hipps is an expert at pursuing purpose and remaining true to God's plan in his own life: after a "Damascus" experience of personal discovery, Hipps left his high profile position as a strategic advertising planner for Porsche to attend seminary, become a Mennonite pastor, later the lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church to, now, sought-after author and speaker. With his trademark insight and engaging approach, Hipps draws on his own unconventional experience to demonstrate how readers can discover their own "calling"--the techniques required to listen for it, the cost when you ignore it, and the rewards when you follow it.

This is a book about discovering who we are, accepting who we are not, and cultivating the habits we need to discover and embrace who we were meant to be.


Author Bio

Shane Hipps is the former lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Previously he served for five years as the lead pastor of a Mennonite church in Phoenix, AZ. He is a graduate of Fuller Seminary, the result of a self-termed "Damascus" experience. Before accepting his call as a pastor, he was a strategic planner in advertising for the multimillion dollar communications plan for Porsche. It was here that he gained expertise in understanding media and culture.

Hipps is a sought-after speaker and author of Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith, and The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church. Find videos, podcasts, downloadable resources and more at shanehipps.com, or follow him on Twitter @shanehipps.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for SELLING WATER BY THE RIVER:
"Really profound...helpful...inspiring."

"There are, in Hipps' SELLING, a sturdiness and brilliance and simplicity of theology and an accessible and God-drenched grace that make it the humblest, clearest, most comfortably compelling statement yet of the difference between "religious Christianity" and the Jesus way. In sum, this is one of the most instructive and pastoral books I have read in the last ten years and, Lord knows, one of the most needed."
"Shane Hipps brings us news that is too good not to be true: that what we thought we had to wait for, work for, strive for, reach for, fight for, die for, earn, learn, master, or attain is actually already a gift fully given in the present of this moment, graciously and freely ours if only we would awaken to it. This book not only offers us this good news with great clarity and delight; it also helps us-gently, wisely, simply, and profoundly-to be roused and raised into that blessed state of awe and awakening."
"Masterfully weaving story, metaphor, and scripture into a tapestry, Shane Hipps puts his finger on something we all long for: a connection with the Divine. SELLING WATER BY THE RIVER will be a wonderful discovery for the many people who feel that true spirituality has been corrupted by culture and religion."
"This book is one of the flare-ups from that religionless Christianity that more and more is breaking out in our world. Some of us will flee from what Shane Hipps tries to tell us in this book. Others will find what he has to say helpful in their efforts to live out the Jesus lifestyle in the landscape of a post-modern world. Whatever your reactions might be you will find the words on these pages cannot be ignored."
"Shane Hipps manages to take your beliefs and assumptions about God and the Bible and artfully, yet mercilessly wrings them out, leaving behind whatever drips to the floor, (the things that never belonged in there anyhow), then shakes them out and shows them to you again now free from what had clung to them -and before you is something beautiful, true, new and familiar."
"Shane Hipps offers us a compelling and life-giving reminder that the work and life of Jesus is not identical to what we know to be Christianity. Without falling into cynicism or mere critique Shane invites us to encounter a wild ride with Jesus. The fruit of reconsidering the gospel in light of full humanity-his and our own-is like being given a refreshing IPA after a long dusty hike. Let the breath of God blow you into new wonder and hope."

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