Monday, August 13, 2007

Book #15 - God's Gravity: The Upside Down Life of Selfless Faith

While on vacation I read Craig Borlase's new book God's Gravity: The Upside-Down Life of Selfless Faith. This was a great book. I was challenged on the size of footprint that I am making in my everyday, ordinary life and what I can do to make that footprint much smaller. I think most followers of Jesus don't even have this kind of mindset on their radar screen.

One of the things I really liked about this book was that Craig didn't just call people a bunch of jerks for the way they live. He gives the evidence and then he actually partners with the reader to help the reader to be a part of the solution and not just the problem. Good stuff.

I am trying to read and listen to podcasts as much as I can on what it means to be "green." The more I learn, the more I am feeling compelled to live differently and to lead the staff and people of Charter Oak Church to live in such a way that it leaves a smaller footprint. It has to start with me and my family first. Kelli is way, way ahead of me on this. She was a Greenpeace supporter long before it was cool.


Tom Beagan said...

Welcome back. You were missed.