Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing-and How We Can Revive Them
Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing-and How We Can Revive Them  -     By: Jonathan Merritt
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If you've been involved in the church all of your life, it's easy to forget how much of its language and imagery is foreign to, or misunderstood by, surrounding secular culture. Merrritt explains how to bridge this barrier. "His powerful and faith-driven ideas should come as a healthy shock to many Christians,"---Library Journal. 240 pages, softcover. Waterbrook.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Convergent
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
ISBN: 1601429304
ISBN-13: 9781601429308

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In a rapidly changing culture, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders. 

     Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After moving from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that the sacred terms he used to describe his spiritual life didn’t connect as they had in the past.  This launched him into an exploration of an increasing American reluctance to talk about faith—and the data he uncovered revealed a quiet crisis of affecting millions. 

     In this groundbreaking book, Jonathan revives ancient expressions through incisive cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and invite you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them.

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Jonathan Merritt is one of America’s most prolific religion and culture writers. An award-winning contributor for The Atlantic, he has published thousands of articles in outlets such as USA Today, Buzzfeed, and The Washington Post. As a sought after commentator, Jonathan has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, and NPR. He holds two graduate degrees in religion and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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