A guide to personal spiritual renewal for those who feel disconnected from God, faith and transcendent purpose.
For two decades, the motto “helping people find their way back to God” has described the mission of Dave Ferguson and the church he founded. The most common obstacle to faith, Ferguson proposes, is overwhelmingly not getting to belief in God, but finding and reconnecting with the God we already believe in. His premise has borne fruit in the dramatic growth of Community Christian Churches in Greater Chicago, as well as in the international church planting initiative and leadership conferences they sponsor. Drawing on the well-known story of the prodigal son, the author shows how most people set out with good intentions, only to find themselves floundering in what he calls “spiritual amnesia.” He dares readers to accept a 30-day spiritual challenge by praying each day, “God, if you are real, make yourself real to me.” Then he walks readers through the five crucial awakenings that take them from doubt and confusion to love, purpose and meaning.
About the Author
Dave Ferguson is Founding and Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community. The church has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at 14 locations throughout Chicago and has been recognized as one of the most influential churches in America. Dave and his wife, Sue, have three school-age children, and live in Naperville, IL. JON FERGUSON is a co-founder of Community Christian, a teaching pastor, and a leader in NewThing, a church planting network. He is currently helping to plant a Community campus in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. With his brother Dave, he co-authored three church leadership books: The Big Idea, Exponential, and Discover Your Mission Now. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children: Graham and Chloe.