Thursday, September 10, 2009

Authentic Spirituality: Finding God Without Losing Your Mind

Regent College Publishing has just reprinted Josh Moody's book on Authentic Spirituality. (Dr. Moody, the senior pastor at College Church in Wheaton, is also the author of Jonathan Edwards and the Enlightenment: Knowing the Presence of God, his PhD dissertation at Cambridge, and the popular-level The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards for Today.) Here's a description of the book on spirituality:
Is it possible to believe in God without throwing away your brain? What does it mean in practice to follow Jesus? Why is Jesus the "authentic spirituality" as opposed to any other religious option? The answer to these questions lies in the Bible's teaching about how we can really know the Almighty God ourselves.

Like an espresso, this concentrated message surveys the great minds behind contemporary secularism, the historic Christian views on how you can know God, and most of all what the Bible says about what it means to encounter the most influential person who ever existed: Jesus the Christ.

First published as the fruit of extended reflection at Cambridge University on Christianity's response to postmodernism, this book provides a map to help us navigate contemporary spirituality.
For those in Chicagoland, Dr. Moody will be contributing to the "Timothy Series" talks at Trinity Evangelical Divinity school on October 20 and 22.