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About The Spirit Contemporary Life

What if the Supernatural Became Normal and Natural in Your Life?
 
How would your world change if you regularly experienced the miraculous? And what if this happened everywhere you went—in a way that attracted people to Jesus? It wouldn’t just make a difference in your world...it would make the world different.
 
It might sound too good to be true...but that’s the Spirit Contemporary life.
 
While working as a first responder in an ambulance, Leon Fontaine longed to see God’s power at work outside the four walls of the church. He learned through many life-changing experiences that we can all unlock the miraculous in a way that works anywhere—at home, in a hospital, at work—with anyone! 
 
The Spirit Contemporary way of life involves communicating with others as Jesus would...using their language, stories, and settings. Leon draws on biblical truth and personal stories to reveal how this dynamic first-century faith can be yours when you live so in tune with God that you’re guided in ways that are both natural and supernatural. 
 
In a world seeking an authentic, transparent, and genuine touch of God, Leon equips us with a Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Bible-based, kingdom prescription.” --Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, author of Be Light
 
When ‘Spirit’ and ‘Contemporary’ are synergized, phenomenal outcomes will happen in the church…I believe this valuable resource will help the church go to higher levels of impact and influence in the years ahead.” -- Dr. Elmer L. Towns, co-Founder of Liberty University
 
 
Unleash the Miraculous in Your World!
 
 
The Spirit Contemporary Life reveals the key to living an empowered life—one that connects your day-to-day existence with God’s supernatural power.
 
When faced with the realities of a hurting world as a first responder-EMT, Leon Fontaine developed a passion for seeing God’s miraculous power at work--not only at the altar--but also in the back of his ambulance. And he wanted to do it in a way that wasn’t strange or off-putting to those who didn’t know Christ.
 
Maybe you can relate? You want to hear from God more clearly and see miracles happen in your everyday life. And you want to live your life in a way that attracts people to the Jesus you know and love. Using real-life examples, Leon demonstrates how you can access God’s supernatural power without compromise, and do it in a way that draws others to Christ.  
 
If this sounds good, hang on, because you’re in for the adventure of your life! This transformational shift won’t just change you. It will change the world around you.

Praise

“I am thrilled about your new book, The Spirit Contemporary Life. Spirit Contemporary brings together both ‘power’ and ‘practices’ to engage our constantly changing culture for the cause of Christ. It has been said, ‘We don’t get to choose the culture we are called to reach for Christ. We get to choose how we are going to engage it.’ For example, there was a time when the European and North American church played ‘home’ games. Yet today, most of the time, the church in these regions plays ‘away’ games. We can either continue down this path of misconnect or move to Spirit Contemporary and witness firsthand more coming to Christ than ever before.”
—James O. Davis, president of Cutting Edge International and co-founder of Billion Soul Network

“I believe The Spirit Contemporary Life has the potential to become the ‘next Azusa Street,’ moving us forward in the winning of our world to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Just as it takes two wings for a bird to fly, it takes two wings for a church or organization to soar. Just as one wing is program, the other wing is power. When it comes to this book, one wing is ‘Spirit’ and the other is ‘Contemporary.’ When Spirit and Contemporary are synergized together, phenomenal outcomes will happen in the church. I believe this valuable resource will help the church go to higher levels of impact and influence in the years ahead.”
—Dr. Elmer L. Towns, co-founder of Liberty University

“This timely book shines a light on a truly important concept: the gifts of the Spirit can and should be better adapted to our modern-day culture and powerfully utilized by each and every one of us in our daily lives to minister to those around us. If we dare to adopt this mind-set, we will be more effective, attractive, and culturally relevant. Leon’s dramatic personal journey as a former EMT gives testimony to the fact that a ‘Spirit Contemporary’ life is an exciting, miraculous, and fulfilling way to live.”
—Matt Crouch, chairman of the board of Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks (TBN)

“Leon Fontaine has helped countless leaders in our nation and beyond. His life-giving insights have empowered them to effectively present the timeless message of God’s love and power to an ever-changing world. Thankfully, those principles are now in print, and an exciting adventure awaits those who embrace the challenge clearly articulated in this book.”
—Wayne Alcorn, national president of Australian Christian Churches

“I love it when someone can take the complex and make it simple. Pastor Leon Fontaine has put two words—Spirit and Contemporary—together to create a brand new paradigm of living the daily life we were meant to live. In The Spirit Contemporary Life Leon has broken down the walls between these two words that connote differences and joined them to free us up to live with and for Jesus every day, everywhere, all the time.”
—Sam Chand, leadership consultant and author of Leadership Pain; president emeritus, Beulah Heights Bible College

“This is the most inspiring book on evangelism, power ministry, and the authenticity of Spirit-led life I have ever read. With numerous personal illustrations, Leon Fontaine takes us into the daily experience of living the life described in the New Testament gospels and letters. Solidly rooted in Scripture, Fontaine helps us explore what it means to live a Spirit Contemporary life personally and corporately as the body of Christ. This is not another book about relevance; this is a book inviting us to live fully in Holy Spirit’s presence.”
—Doug Beacham, presiding bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church

“Powerful and revolutionary! The Spirit Contemporary Life stirs up the best in us and beckons us to live out our highest calling. This transforming resource challenges us to dynamically infuse our world with the present work of the Holy Spirit in our everyday encounters. We are challenged to become agents of God’s miraculous intervention as He leads us in tune with our current culture without sacrificing our spiritual moorings. Don’t pass up this book! It ignites a strategic, life-changing focus!”
—Glenn C. Burris jr., president, The Foursquare Church

“The Spirit Contemporary Life reminds us all of our need for the Holy Spirit in our lives on a daily basis. It is a reminder we need daily and this book is the evidence.”
—Dr. James Merritt, president emeritus of the Southern Baptist Convention; lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia; host of the international broadcast Touching Lives with James Merritt

About Leon Fontaine

Leon Fontaine is senior pastor of Springs Church, one of the largest inter-denominational churches in Canada, with six campuses across two provinces. He is CEO of Miracle Channel, Canada’s only 24-hour Christian family network, and host of “The Leon Show,” a daily interview program that airs in 150 countries. Leon and his wife Sally have five children who are all passionately serving in the ministry.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jun 21, 2016

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Unleash the Miraculous in Your World! Click Here to download chapter 1 of The Spirit Contemporary Life The Spirit Contemporary Life reveals the key to living an empowered life—one that connects your day-to-day existence with God’s supernatural power. When faced with the realities of a hurting world as a first responder-EMT, Leon Fontaine developed a passion for seeing God’s miraculous power at work--not only at the altar--but also in the back of his ambulance. And he wanted to do it in a way that wasn’t strange or off-putting to those who didn’t know Christ. Maybe you can relate? You want to hear from God more clearly and see miracles happen in your everyday life. And you want to live your life in a way that attracts people to the Jesus you know and love. Using real-life examples, Leon demonstrates how you can access God’s supernatural power without compromise, and do it in a way that draws others to Christ. If this sounds good, hang on, because you’re in for the adventure of your life! This transformational shift won’t just change you. It will change the world around you.

Press Release

An Essential Guide to Reaching People for Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit
 
“What I love about the Spirit Contemporary approach is that it is a logical step in this generation to reach nonbelievers.” 
Lee Stroebel, New York Times best-selling author including The Case for Christ
 
Why are so many leaving churches? Isn’t Christianity supposed to be the most attractive force on the planet? Could it be that many Christians are not displaying an authentic and powerful walk with Christ in their daily lives?
 
Leon Fontaine, now the pastor of Springs Church in Winnipeg and host of The Leon Show, longed to see God’s power at work outside the four walls of a church. As a first responder in an ambulance, Fontaine regularly encountered harrowing situations where he desperately cried out for God’s help. Through these experiences and by studying the life of Jesus, he learned how to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead with surprisingly miraculous results, and in a way that caused people to be attracted to Christ.
 
In The Spirit Contemporary Life: Unleashing the Miraculous in Your Everyday World (WaterBrook, June 21, 2016), Fontaine connects with readers from all types of Christian backgrounds, sharing powerful, personal stories of how God directed him to bring hope and healing to people in everyday situations and times of crisis. He explains that being “Spirit Contemporary” means cooperating with the Holy Spirit and communicating God’s message in a respectful and loving way.
 
Using his down-to-earth approach with non-religious language, Fontaine equips readers to:
-access the miraculous in a totally normal and natural way by following the Holy Spirit’s direction
-challenge misbeliefs that may be holding them back from fully embracing the life God has for them
-overcome feelings of inadequacy and begin to take risks in reaching out to others
-connect with people of all walks of life and live in such a way that causes others to want what they have
-inspire their children and other young people to rely on the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit in their everyday lives
 
Fontaine also helps believers understand their identity in Christ. “Being Spirit Contemporary is about being so confident, strong, and secure in your identity as a child of God that people notice the difference in your life and are attracted to you as you direct them toward Jesus,” he says.
 
The Spirit Contemporary Life is an empowering message for believers of all ages and spiritual backgrounds that will help them make this dynamic first-century faith their very own.  
 
Praise for The Spirit Contemporary Life
“When ‘Spirit’ and ‘Contemporary’ are synergized, phenomenal outcomes will happen in the church…I believe this valuable resource will help the church go to higher levels of impact and influence in the years ahead.”
Dr. Elmer Towns, co-founder of Liberty University
 
“In a world seeking an authentic, transparent, and genuine touch of God, Leon equips us with a Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Bible-based, kingdom prescription.”
Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, author of Be Light
 
The Spirit Contemporary Life reminds us all of our need for the Holy Spirit in our lives on a daily basis. It is a reminder we need daily and this book is the evidence.”
Dr. James Merritt, president emeritus of the Southern Baptist Conven­tion; lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA; host of the international broadcast Touching Lives with James Merritt

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leon Fontaine is the senior pastor of Springs Church, one of the largest inter-denominational churches in Canada, with six campuses across two provinces. He is CEO of Miracle Channel, Canada’s only 24-hour Christian family network, and host of “The Leon Show,” a daily interview program that airs in 150 countries. He also regularly writes articles in the Winnipeg Sun newspaper and the Calgary Sun. Leon and his wife Sally have five children who are all passionately serving in ministry.  
 
Website: http://www.LeonFontaine.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LeonFontaine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leonjfontaine

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By Steve Simms

Jesus said: "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." This book is about learning how to whitewater raft on the rivers of the Holy Spirit.Leon Fontaine boldly proclaims "It's time that we stop living boring, safe little Christian lives." The Spirit Contemporary Life can help you step beyond church as usual into the exciting lifestyle of following and obeying the risen Jesus in the...

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By GINA FOSDICK

The Spirit Contemporary Life: Unleashing the Miraculous in Your Everyday WorldI was a little skeptical about the book because I dislike the name it and claim books. I thought this may be one of those kinds. Much to my surprise the book was very in line with the Bible. Depending on the Holy Spirit is what we need most in today's world. The book will help you focus your priorities and be more dependent on the Lord. I would recommend this book....

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By Cynde Suite

The book helps the reader become more aware of what living in Christ looks and feels like. The author encourages the reader to be open and cognizant of the miracles and the working of God in their everyday life. He shares how to share your experiences with God in a natural way by living out your faith in such a way that it draws others to God. I enjoyed this very insightful book.

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By Kaitlyn Soroka

It's easy as a Christian to get caught up in the "to do list". I have to read my Bible, pray, and be nice to someone today. Check, check, check! But this book was an excellent reminder of the vital need for the Spirit in our walk with God. There is not replacement for it. I would definitely recommend this book to those who need a bit of a refresher or may feel that their walk with Christ is getting stale.

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By Brittany Brown

As a born again Christian, it can be hard to live my everyday life and hope that my love for God and others shines through my actions in some way. As someone who is so eternally grateful for my relationship with the creator of the heavens and Earth, I know that everyone else deserves that special relationship too.This book inspired me to make the world a better place.There is so much division within America, but really all around the world....

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