Mike Pilavachi explains life's desert experiences and how God uses them to make us better, helping readers to see things as God does. It we want to go deep with God we will be taken into the desert. The desert represents the crucible where the waste is burned away to produce character and humility. We should welcome this experience, as it is here that God shapes us. In this book, Pilavachi instructs, "Don't settle for a superficial version of Christianity. Superficial Christianity is the most boring thing in the world. God for broke. Ask your Lord to take you deeper. Choose to live the adventure. Don't run away. Then you will come up from the desert, leaning on your lover (Christ), ready to be a voice and not yet another echo, equipped to change the world."
What is the purpose of the spiritual desert - those times when you feel distanced from your dreams and goals? This is your chance to discover meaning in the dry places. Mike Pilavachi, leader and founder of the Soul Survivor youth movement, has touched and inspired thousands with his message that the desert is ultimately a place we should desire to be. Like a crucible, the desert burns away all of the waste in our lives, giving way to pure character and humility, Only when we come to the end of ourselves and our desire for independence can we come to the beginning of God.
MIKE PILAVACHI is the founder and leader of Soul Survivor, a powerful international movement that seeks to reach, disciple, equip and empower young people to make a difference in their generation. Pilavachi is also a popular speaker and pastor of Soul Survivor Watford, a London-based congregation that aims to reach out to the youth of Watford, England. He is the author of Soul Survivor, For the Audience of One and Life Beneath the Surface.