Becoming Worldly Saints
On Fridays we highlight recommended resources from our pastors.
Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? by Dr. Michael Wittmer
Do you feel the tension between the pleasures of earth and the purpose of heaven? You want to enjoy life in this world--the beauty of God's creation and the rich love of deep relationships with others--yet you wonder if you were made for more. You long to be radically committed to Jesus, but you're not sure what that means for your everyday life.
Michael Wittmer explains how to bring your human and Christian lives together. When you grasp God's story, you'll understand that not only is it possible to serve Jesus and still enjoy your life, but it's the only way you can.
Written in a devotional style that is theologically rich and biblically accurate, Becoming Worldly Saints helps you understand who you are and why you are here. You can live with joy--free from false guilt--in a not-yet-redeemed world.
I present one of Dr. Wittmer’s books because he will be joining us for our missions conference in October. This book also caught my attention in light of our series in Ecclesiastes and would be a worthy read to give us a balanced understanding of what it means to be a Christian and still enjoy the life that God has given us.