Less of More

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Author: Nye

Brand: Baker Books

Number Of Pages: 192

Release Date: 21-05-2019

Details: Product Description The US Constitution guarantees the right to the pursuit of happiness. But for most Americans, what this really means is the pursuit of more--more money, more prestige, more stuff. We've made idols out of innovation, growth, power, and wealth. Far from offering us happiness and satisfaction, this relentless pursuit of more has only left us exhausted, isolated, miserable, and wondering if there is a better way. There is. Less of More exposes the American pursuit of more for what it truly is: an attempt to satisfy our souls with the temporary instead of the eternal. Pastor and writer Chris Nye invites us to consider what a full and abundant life looks like apart from money, status, and power. He exposes the lies inherent in our obsession with growth, fame, and wealth, and calls us to a countercultural life marked by connection, obscurity, vulnerability, and generosity. For anyone who has gained the world but lost their soul, Less of More offers a compelling path toward a life of true, deep, lasting satisfaction with Jesus--not us--at the center of it. Review "This is a calm book, but also an incendiary one; it asks questions that you might rather avoid. But it also provides--or at least hints--at solutions to our deep modern dilemmas. I found it strangely settling in this strangely unsettling time" - Bill McKibben, author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? "This is one of those rare books that can honestly change your life. Fish don't know they are swimming in water and we don't usually know what the air we are breathing either, because it feels so normal. But in this book Chris brilliantly and poetically shows the enormous blind spots of our culture and lives, while gently taking us back to the One who can give us the true and abundant life we are all looking for--Jesus."  -Jefferson Bethke, NYT best selling author of  Jesus > Religion and  Its not What You Think "Chris Nye has written a lucid, wise book on the crisis of American life and on the hope of the gospel. His exposé of American pathology is searing and specific: "more," growth, individualism, isolation, pressure, and wealth, to name some of our lethal addictions. His articulation of a gospel alternative is profoundly compelling. Nye invites us to "take Jesus at his word" concerning dying with him and being raised to life with him. Such trust would entail nothing less than to "follow him out of America into the Kingdom of God." Attention must be paid!" -Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary  "We've been drip-fed the lie, especially in the American church, that our private resources and personal influence should be growing if we're doing things right. Chris Nye masterfully exposes this lie in Less of More. Much like John the Baptist, Nye is a voice in our wilderness of wealth and waste, brazenly pointing the way to true human flourishing: Jesus must become greater. We must become less. Period. I pray you not only read this book, but reorient your life around its message." -Evan Wickham, Lead Pastor, Park Hill Church in San Diego, CA From the Back Cover "This is one of those rare books that can honestly change your life."-- Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It's Not What You Think For most Americans, the pursuit of happiness really means the pursuit of more--more money, more prestige, more stuff. We've made idols out of innovation, growth, power, and wealth. Far from offering us happiness and satisfaction, this has only left us exhausted, isolated, miserable, and wondering if there is a better way. There is. Less of More exposes our pursuit of more for what it truly is: an attempt to satisfy our souls with the temporary instead of the eternal. Pastor and writer Chris Nye invites us to consider what a full and abundant life looks like apart from money, status, and power. He exposes the lies inherent in our obsession with growth, fame, and wea

EAN: 9780801093890

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: New

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