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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fresh Air - Chris Hodges

Trading stale spiritual obligation for a life-altering, energizing, experience-it-everyday relationship with God.  Are you stuck in your spiritual life? Are you going through the motions of prayer, Bible reading and church attendance out of obligation or merely habit? Then you need some fresh air and this book is for you.  Author Chris Hodges will show you how to breathe again.  He describes fresh air as something that "doesn't come from formulas, systems, or structures.  It comes when something happens on the inside of us, when our love for God is so vibrant, that it spills over into the way we see everything."  And isn't that what we really want after all?
Interesting is the section in which he describes "the doldrums" as an actual place that along the equator were the weather is dull and lifeless, and ships are stuck in a dead zone.
The book is divided into three parts, Searching for a breath of fresh air, Bringing fresh air into your life, and Finding the Source of breath.  There is a summary titled Breathing Lessons at the end of each chapter.  A Discussion Guide can be found at www.bpplclubhub.com.
The author is Senior Pastor of the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama and has co-founded the Association of Related Churches (www.weplantlife.com) who's purpose is launching and growing life-giving churches.
Summary quote - "Some Christians have gone through the routine for so long that their faith has become stale and flat, bland and impotent."
This book is for those that want to change that.
I have received this book at no charge from the publisher.

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