Thursday, October 22, 2009

for getting away from being 'Christian-ish'

About the book:

Somewhere between cold faith and hot pursuit lies lukewarm spirituality. And in the median between the wide path and the narrow road we find the middle-ground of the spiritual walk. It's something not quite Christian. More like.Christianish.

It may feel like authentic faith. It may even look like the real deal. Yet it's often easy to settle for the souvenir t-shirt—the appearance of a transformed heart—instead of taking the actual trip through true life-change. We find ourselves settling for a personal faith that's been polluted by culture, and diluted by other people's take on spirituality.

Christianish tells the story of one man's journey to move from the in-between to a life that's centered on Christ. To move forward, author Mark Steele goes back to the beginning, to examine Christ's life and words. Through stories and insights that are sometimes profound, often hilarious, and always honest, Mark delivers a compelling look at what our faith is all about.

So rediscover what it means to live like Christ, and ditch the ish.

About the author:

Mark Steele is the president and executive creative of Steelehouse Productions where he creates art for business and ministry through the mediums of film, stage, and animation. Mark is the author of Flashbang: How I Got Over Myself. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Kaysie, and their greatest productions: Morgan, Jackson, and Charlie.

Mark Steele hits hard in this book as we travel with him through his own journey out of being 'Christian-ish'. I didn't always agree with Mr. Steele's conclusions - but this is definitely a hard-hitting book that looks at what our culture/society has done to 'Christianity' in our today. Isobel Kuhn referred to it as 'The Misty Flats' - Mr. Steele calls it 'Christian-ish', but they both are referring to the same thing - a form of godliness, with missing God altogether.

To find out more about this book and to order your copy, please go to David C. Cook today.