Ordinary by Michael Horton audiobook

Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World

By Michael S. Horton
Read by Michael S. Horton  and Chris Andrew Ciulla

Zondervan
7.27 Hours 1
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Radical. Crazy. Transformative and restless. Every word we read these days seems to suggest there’s a “next-best-thing,” if only we would change our comfortable, compromising lives. In fact, the greatest fear most Christians have is boredom—the sense that they are missing out on the radical life Jesus promised. One thing is certain. No one wants to be “ordinary.” Yet pastor and author Michael Horton believes that our attempts to measure our spiritual growth by our experiences, constantly seeking after the next big breakthrough, have left many Christians disillusioned and disappointed. There’s nothing wrong with an energetic faith; the danger is that we can burn ourselves out on restless anxieties and unrealistic expectations. What’s needed is not another program or a fresh approach to spiritual growth; it’s a renewed appreciation for the commonplace. Far from a call to low expectations and passivity, Horton invites readers to recover their sense of joy in the ordinary. He provides a guide to a sustainable discipleship that happens over the long haul—not a quick fix that leaves readers empty with unfulfilled promises. Convicting and ultimately empowering, Ordinary is not a call to do less; it’s an invitation to experience the elusive joy of the ordinary Christian life.

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Radical. Crazy. Transformative and restless. Every word we read these days seems to suggest there’s a “next-best-thing,” if only we would change our comfortable, compromising lives. In fact, the greatest fear most Christians have is boredom—the sense that they are missing out on the radical life Jesus promised. One thing is certain. No one wants to be “ordinary.”

Yet pastor and author Michael Horton believes that our attempts to measure our spiritual growth by our experiences, constantly seeking after the next big breakthrough, have left many Christians disillusioned and disappointed. There’s nothing wrong with an energetic faith; the danger is that we can burn ourselves out on restless anxieties and unrealistic expectations. What’s needed is not another program or a fresh approach to spiritual growth; it’s a renewed appreciation for the commonplace.

Far from a call to low expectations and passivity, Horton invites readers to recover their sense of joy in the ordinary. He provides a guide to a sustainable discipleship that happens over the long haul—not a quick fix that leaves readers empty with unfulfilled promises. Convicting and ultimately empowering, Ordinary is not a call to do less; it’s an invitation to experience the elusive joy of the ordinary Christian life.

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Author Bio: Michael Horton

Author Bio: Michael Horton

Michael Horton is a US and European educated lawyer with over 35 years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Mr. Horton’s experience covers a wide variety of corporate, commercial, technology and financial transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. At King & Spalding, most of his clients were large public companies like Coca-Cola, GE Capital, UPS, Georgia-Pacific, BellSouth, and Scientific-Atlanta. Most of his present clients are private companies, primarily emerging growth companies. Mr. Horton brings a unique perspective to early-stage financings. In addition to his extensive legal work in this area, representing both investors and companies seeking capital, Mr. Horton has been an active angel investor for the last 15 years and he is a member of several angel groups as well as the Angel Capital Association, the industry trade organization for all US angel groups.

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Author Bio: Michael S. Horton

Author Bio: Michael S. Horton

Michael S. Horton, PhD, is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He is the editor of Modern Reformation magazine and has written more than twenty books, including The Agony of Deceit, Putting Amazing Back into Grace, Where in the World is the Church?, and Power Religion.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 7.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English