Finally had the time to finish my review of a new book by Dave and Jon Ferguson. Finding Your Way Back to God: Five Awakenings to Your New Life has tremendous outreach potential and if you’ve not had a chance to spend some time with this book, you need to make time! This book is a game-changer!
Finding Your Way Back to God is very well-written and might be one of the easiest books to read I’ve ever come across. At the same time, it is packed with provocative stories of life-change and redemption.
One of my favorite things about Finding Your Way Back to God is its built-in potential to be used as an “I’ll read it with you” resource. If you have a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker or a family member that you’ve been hoping and looking for ways to help them take a step toward God, this is a book you need to know about.
As the subtitle indicates, there are five awakenings “that almost always occur in a person’s journey back to God.” I like the way the authors describe the awakenings: “Where people start and what motivates them to begin this journey are often different, but the stages they go through are remarkably similar.” The book explores five different “God, if you are real” prayers that are intended to arouse the five awakenings.
The book also includes an intriguing element; one that I am looking forward to sharing with a few friends. Referred to as a Thirty Day Wager, the last chapter of Finding Your Way Back to God is actually a kind of 30 day journal to be used by anyone willing to put 15 minutes a day into an honest pursuit to find God. If you take a few minutes to flip through these pages you’ll begin thinking about people you know who could be persuaded to make the wager.
I particularly like the potential this book has as the anchor for a church-wide campaign. Finding Your Way Back to God is being done as a campaign series as I write this review at Community Christian Church in the Chicago. The resources you need to put on your own campaign will be available from July to December (including sermon transcripts, small group participant/leader guides, teaching videos, series bumper video, and website graphic). You can sign up to find out more right here.
I love the potential of this book. Whether you give it away, read it with one friend, use it in your small group, or use it for a church-wide campaign, there is real potential for many, many people to find their way back to God. I highly recommend that you take a look at Finding Your Way Back to God.
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