NYC Pastor Delivers a Challenging and Timely Message for Christ Followers in a Loud and Frenetic World Tyson Shows the Way of Freedom from Performance and Worldly “Success”
A constant tug-of-war between the ways of this world and the wonder of the gospel competes for each person’s attention…and their heart. In The Burden is Light: Liberating Your Life from the Tyranny of Performance and Success
(WaterBrook, 3/13/18), New York City pastor and church planter Jon Tyson helps readers discover the way forward, propelling them to find their voice and purpose through a beautifully counter-cultural, God-centered life.
“I want to help you close this gap between your actual self and the self God desires for you,” Tyson writes. “I want to contrast the forces that work for brokenness and disillusionment and pain with the things that bring glory and wonder and joy.”
He reveals the life-giving path ahead, helping move readers away from the tyranny of comparison
into calling, competition
into compassion, control
into surrender, cursing
into blessing, complacency
into passion, judgement
into mercy, pride
Tyson is on a mission to help readers learn to live in the way of Jesus and find that his burden is indeed light. Along the way, Tyson shares struggles from his own life and two decades of ministry experience, inviting readers to explore the cures for what keeps them from a life of significance in Christ. The Burden is Light
is can’t-miss reading for every believer trying to find their voice and purpose in this loud and frenetic world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jon Tyson,
author of the books The Burden is Light
and the upcoming Beautiful Resistance: The Joy of Conviction in a Culture of Compromise
(7/21/20), is a widely respected church planter and leader in New York City. Originally from Australia, Jon moved to the United States two decades ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. Jon has spoken at the Q Conference, Catalyst, and other key venues around the world. His preaching addresses culture and faith with a rare fusion of passion and depth. He has been featured in Christianity Today, The New York Times
. Jon lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children.
For more information, visit him at:
instagram.com/JonTyson NOTABLE QUOTES from The Burden is Light
Despite our involvement in church, accumulation of biblical knowledge, and sincere love for God, we can’t seem to decipher the forces that make us who we are.
Rather than offering us freedom, our culture of hurry, responsibility, performance and success distorts things in such a way that we are left worrying and wondering if this life is the one God has in mind.
The call of Jesus is not just about morality or doctrine, religious performance or outreach. It’s about living well. It’s about learning to live in his way in the world, the way that produces the fruit of the Spirit in our lives and the fruit of the kingdom as a preview of the life to come.
If we fail to contrast the long arc of eternity with the urgency of the moment, we lose perspective and feel the need to cram eternal joy into momentary fulfillment.
I had my day scheduled in minute increments and felt like I was able to balance and accomplish everything. But efficiency and productivity are not the same thing as living a beautiful life of meaning and depth.
Praise for The Burden is Light:
“I can’t think of a more important task for our cultural moment than redefining success around the easy yoke of Jesus. This book does exactly that. Jon Tyson, one of the most important voices of our time, does some of his best work yet.” John Mark Comer
, pastor for vision and teaching at Bridgetown Church and author of God Has a Name
“At some point we all must decide how we will invest this one life we’ve been given. Some will pursue self-exalting ends, such as power, riches, recognition, and control. Others will pursue God- and other- centered ends, such as the sharing of power, giving generously, pouring ourselves out in lives of service, and trusting God to direct our affairs. In this simultaneously convicting and liberating book, Jon gives us fresh eyes to see the folly of the former and the wisdom of the latter. I pray that The Burden Is Light will have an impact on you in the way that it did me, as it presses us to revisit the wise words penned by C. S. Lewis: ‘Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth “thrown in”: Aim at Earth and you will get neither.’” Scott Sauls
, senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville and author of Jesus Outside the Lines and From Weakness to Strength
“I am so grateful that God has raised up Jon Tyson as a voice to the church, calling us to a better way of living. His latest book, The Burden Is Light, has a brilliant and profound message that will free you from the pressure of performance-based living, which is ultimately fueled by a wrong definition of success. This book is a necessary manifesto on choosing to live a different way and experiencing the freedom and deep satisfaction only found in God.” Banning Liebscher
, founder and pastor of Jesus Culture, author of Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You
ISBN 978-0-7352-9067-9 ● Trade Paperback ● 224 Pages
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