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|Title: Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World|
By: Michael S. Horton
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW517371
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Radical. Crazy. Transformative and restless. Every word we read these days seems to suggest theres a "next-best-thing," if only we would change our comfortable, compromising lives. In fact, the greatest fear most Christians have is boredomthe sense that they are missing out on the radical life Jesus promised. One thing is certain. No one wants to be "ordinary."
Yet pastor and author Michael Horton believes that our attempts to measure our spiritual growth by our experiences, constantly seeking after the next big breakthrough, have left many Christians disillusioned and disappointed. Theres nothing wrong with an energetic faith; the danger is that we can burn ourselves out on restless anxieties and unrealistic expectations. Whats needed is not another program or a fresh approach to spiritual growth; its a renewed appreciation for the commonplace.
Far from a call to low expectations and passivity, Horton invites readers to recover their sense of joy in the ordinary. He provides a guide to a sustainable discipleship that happens over the long haulnot a quick fix that leaves readers empty with unfulfilled promises. Convicting and ultimately empowering, Ordinary is not a call to do less; its an invitation to experience the elusive joy of the ordinary Christian life.
Michael Horton (PhD) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary in California. Author of many books, including The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, he also hosts the White Horse Inn radio program. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and four children in Escondido, California.