Are you unhappy with your life? Have you walked down paths that turned out to be dead ends? Let DiOrio point you in a new direction! Exposing the empty pursuits of media, money, perpetual youth, and entertainment, he calls us to find meaning in our Christian identity, as shapers of culture, and in our worship communities. 190 pages, softcover from Baker.
Your life is not a reality show. It's actual reality. But too many of us spend our lives on trivial pursuits--media, money, perpetual youth, and a culture of constant entertainment. We try to avoid the realities of pain, depression, loneliness, and mortality by filling our lives with diversions. Even worse, our churches that might use the reality of pain and suffering to point us to the cross instead dress the gospel up in the world's clothing so that it will seem more "relevant."
With pinpoint accuracy, LA club DJ turned pastor Ian DiOrio diagnoses the problem and gives us the cure. Exposing our most common empty attempts to find meaning apart from God, DiOrio points us back to God and exhorts us to find meaning in our identities as followers of Christ, as shapers of culture, and as people who participate in communities of worship.
Ian DiOrio is the teaching pastor at Eastside Christian Church in Orange County, California. Ian became a Christian in his twenties after spending much of his life in the underground music scene in LA. He has a BA in biblical studies from Hope International, where he also teaches part-time, and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is currently completing a postgraduate degree at the University of Nottingham in England and a doctorate of ministry from Azusa Pacific.