FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multi-Site Church Pioneer and Pastor Challenges Deep-Seated Beliefs about Genuine Spirituality
“This book will speak to everyone who has ever felt ‘left out’ spiritually. Larry’s insights cut through the commonly accepted, guilt-induced world of religion as he captures the raw essence of New Testament relationship. Reading this book feels like a conversation with Jesus over coffee—simple, profound, biblical, yet completely opposite of what I’ve learned from America’s polluted version of Christianity. Every year one book grabs my attention and speaks to my soul.
A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God was one of those books.” —Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church in Oklahoma City
In the newly updated edition of A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God
(Feb. 20, 2018, Multnomah)—previously titled Spirituality for the Rest of Us—
author and pastor Larry Osborne challenges many of today’s widely accepted definitions of spirituality and the notion that one must fit a certain mold to experience God.
In the same way that Jesus used simple illustrations to convey profound truth and make God accessible to more than just the religious elite, Osborne aims to remind readers that God is not beyond the reach of the common man.
He empowers readers to embrace that we are wired differently, that our paths to spirituality and knowing God will look different, and that not all of us have been called to be high-impact leaders.
With two all-new chapters, a new introduction, and a fresh cover, Osborne points back to a God who invites all to come as they are.
“The emphasis of this book is that God wants a great relationship will all of us, but it can’t be found in a one-size-fits-all approach,” writes Osborne. “It’s the end result that matters, not the path we take to get there. If something produces a great walk with God for you, it’s a great path to take.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
LARRY OSBORNE is a senior pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California, a multi-campus ministry recognized as one of the ten most influential churches in America. His books on spirituality and leadership reach a wide audience. He travels the country speaking to business and church leaders about building healthy teams and innovative leadership. Osborne resides in Oceanside, California, with his wife and family. For more information, visit www.larryosbornelive.com.
Twitter: @LarryOsborne PRAISE FOR A CONTRARIAN’S GUIDE TO KNOWING GOD
What a great, fun book! Larry Osborne’s A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God
made me cringe at certain intersections; at other times I felt the thrill of someone putting into words what I’ve always felt. He takes the cookies off the top shelf and puts them where we all can enjoy them, as he finishes our incomplete sentences and makes us feel like geniuses.
It’s a quick read that’s filled with brilliant, disturbing insights. He may not change stodgy theologians, but he may just annoy them closer to Jesus.” —Wayne Cordeiro, senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hawaii
“Larry Osborne has mapped out a brand-new path for spiritual formation in A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God.
This is one of the only books I know that takes you on the path to God without insisting that you be more disciplined and more structured and that you read a lot more. Finally, a book for the rest of us!” —Dave Ferguson, lead pastor of Community Christian Church and visionary for NewThing Network in Chicago
“Rich wisdom brilliantly communicated by a very talented writer. Takes the blinders off and opens your eyes to some strange and unique ways God works.” —Steve Arterburn, founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and radio host of New Life Live!
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