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|Title: Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times|
By: Cory Driver
Number of Pages: 204
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2021
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Series: Word & World
Stock No: WW463216
Increasingly, many Christians and spiritual seekers feel they are in a sort of wilderness space where the familiar, settled, and normal parts of life have become unsettled, out of balance. More and more people are evaluating their lives and asking, "Where to now?" In Life Unsettled, Cory Driver uses the metaphor of wilderness journeying (a hallmark of the life of faith across the millennia) and the study of biblical texts, ancient Jewish legends, modern theological insights, and his own personal journeys to provide a guide for moving forward when we feel lost and confused.
The biblical book of Numbers takes center stage in the author's creative musings about life in the wilderness. The Hebrew title of Numbers is Bemidbar, which means "In the Wilderness." In this oft-overlooked book are stories of God's passionate intimacy and anger, communal formation and struggles, and personal failures and triumphs. The author shows how the wilderness journey in Numbers has a deep relevance for our time and for our personal journeys.
The book includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.
Cory Pechan Driver is a minister of word and service (deacon) serving as the director of the Transformation Leadership Academy in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA. A former teaching assistant at Emory's Candler School of Theology, Driver has spent fourteen years living and traveling in Morocco and Israel to understand how people make sense of living in physical wildernesses.
"Life Unsettled is a rich blend of honest spiritual autobiography, fresh biblical scholarship with a touch of midrash, and sensitive engagement with lived human experience in unsettled spaces. Whatever wilderness you wander, with this guidebook in your hands the compassionate companions and wise guides of Scripture, the Spirit, and the community of faith across time and space will walk with you." --William Gafkjen, bishop, Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Church in America
"Cory Driver teaches us, through guided reflection and meditation, how God is always with us-- whether we recognize God's presence or not--when our lives are turned around by life experiences. It is the Spirit which speaks God's love, grace, guidance, abundance, and forgiveness to us when we encounter life. Life Unsettled takes us on a surprising journey through Scripture seldom traveled to show us the way in our own wilderness wanderings, helping us to see the gift we have in wondering and wandering." --Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt, bishop, Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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