Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith

Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith

Glenn Packiam / Jul 23, 2019

Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith God wants us to know Him deeply and personally But there are no shortcuts to God The way to life to God is vigorous and requires total attention Matthew The Message God has offered us firsthand

  • Title: Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith
  • Author: Glenn Packiam
  • ISBN: 9781434766397
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • God wants us to know Him deeply and personally But there are no shortcuts to God The way to life to God is vigorous and requires total attention Matthew 7 14, The Message God has offered us firsthand knowledge of His love, His grace, and His power Yet so often, we too easily settle for someone else s descriptions, the Cliff notes from another s spiritual journey WeGod wants us to know Him deeply and personally But there are no shortcuts to God The way to life to God is vigorous and requires total attention Matthew 7 14, The Message God has offered us firsthand knowledge of His love, His grace, and His power Yet so often, we too easily settle for someone else s descriptions, the Cliff notes from another s spiritual journey We are content for God experts to do the heavy lifting and then give us the bottom line And like any secondhand information, after enough times through the grapevine, the truth about God deteriorates and crumbs of rumor are all that remain.But when life derails, and things don t go as we had planned, our thin view of God is challenged In those critical moments, we can choose to walk away from God, or to let our questions lead us home When we choose to wrestle with God, to engage Him for ourselves, we like Jacob and Job and David will see rumors die and revelation come alive.It s time to hear the magnificent, Divine Invitation It s time to take God up on His offer and embrace the mystery and majesty of knowing Him for ourselves.

    Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith is about the rumors that we become vulnerable to when we decline an active, firsthand knowledge of God Using four stories of the Ark of Covenant from and Samuel, the book uncovers four of the prevalent rumors of God. Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith God wants us to know Him deeply and personally But there are no shortcuts to God The way to life to God is vigorous and requires total attention Matthew , The Message God has offered Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith Glenn Packiam on FREE shipping on qualifying offers God wants us to know Him deeply and personally But there are no shortcuts to God The way to life to God is vigorous and requires total attention Matthew Secondhand jesus trading rumors of god for a firsthand Add tags for Secondhand jesus trading rumors of god for a firsthand faith. Be the first. Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Feb , But when life derails, we find that our view of God is nothing than a patchwork of rumors and secondhand information, too thin to sustain us in our moment of crisis Contact info gmail Secondhand Jesus trading rumors of God for a firsthand Secondhand Jesus trading rumors of God for a firsthand faith Glenn Packiam Digging through the ruins of a house built on sand, Glenn Packiam lays bare the shameless lies of a way of religion that is without foundations in Jesus or Scripture. Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith likes We so easily let others do the work of knowing God for us and then just give us Secondhand Jesus Quotes by Glenn Packiam Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith by Glenn Packiam ratings, . average rating, reviews Open Preview See a Problem We d love your help. Download Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Download or stream Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith by Glenn Packiam Get % off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Customer reviews Secondhand Jesus Trading Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Secondhand Jesus Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

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    About "Glenn Packiam"

      • Glenn Packiam

        Glenn Packiam is a the lead pastor of new life DOWNTOWN, an extension of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he also serves on the Executive Team Having earned a BA in Theological Historical Studies and a Masters in Management, Glenn is now in the process of completing a Masters of Arts in Theology Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.


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    1. Good readThis book is a good choice for anyone who is questioning their Christian faith. However, the author relied a bit too heavily on The Message, for my personal taste. I see The Message as more of a devotional interpretation of scripture than a legitimate translation. Therefore, in a book that is talking about getting your information straight from the source rather than just believing what you are told, I was disappointed in the heavy leaning on The Message.


    2. The last 2 chapters spoke to me the most. Very convicting of the reality that I can't "know" Jesus through someone elseI need to know him MYSELF.


    3. A good read , grace based reminds what it means undeserved favor , how not to put the lord in a box, or a Guine in a bottle. He is so much more , his headed grace will help to will and put desire in us to do things that glorify Him not based o. Our own self effort, flesh.


    4. Formulaic, but not BadGlenn Packiam is one of the latest authors highlighted in a series of releases from David C. Cook publishers which appear to be focused on finding "fresh voices" from larger congregations. It's not a bad strategy. Glenn Packiam has the advantage of being a fairly well known worship leader and band member as well and provides a ready-made audience which already carries some name recognition.Glenn Packiam is the Associate Worship Pastor from New Life Church in Colorado Spring [...]


    5. Glenn Packiam, the author, was a young pastor songwriter who had everything going for him and suddenly one Thursday his world crumbled when the head pastor of his church was found to not be what he was thought to be, in other words, he was sinful. From this shock, Mr. Packiam discovered something that many of us have discovered ~ not all pastors, ministers, leaders, and other scholars in the Christian world really know what they are talking about. They don't know God. They know bits and pieces o [...]


    6. I will admit to only reading this because it was free and my mom liked it :) Having said that, it took me a LONG time to read and it was not "fun reading" for me. I enjoyed and agreed with most of what the author said though. I think my main problem with this book was it seemed to be all over the place. Although he had a big umbrella he was working under, I felt like he got REALLY side-tracked over small things. At the beginning of the book I had a hard time overcoming his negativism and it felt [...]


    7. I usually don't take this long to read a book. According to , this one is only 225 pages or so. I took a long time with this one because, it really made my Christian skin crawl--in a good way-- and could only read it in small bits. I needed time to process and digest. This book is about what the author calls "rumors of God." Basically little bits of half truths that slither their way into a Christians faith unseen as they do hold a nugget of truth. Most of the points the author made I was aware [...]


    8. A great book!! The author takes the Old Testament story of the Ark of the Covenant and its history and relates it to our lives. He explains how many of us Christians get Jesus "second-hand"; through conferences, books, other ppl which are all good things, but not when that is our only way of going to Jesus. Instead the author encourages us to take those unexpected, tragic, out of control events that happen in life and use them to choose to wrestle with God- to get to know Jesus "first-hand" in a [...]


    9. It's not a way to get God to do something for us. In fact, obedience isn't about getting anything; it's about giving everything. Obedience does indeed lead us to blessing - God himself, the greatest blessing of all. P.80We don't need someone to worship for us; we can bring our lives, broken as they are.we are all sons and daughters p169.


    10. A simply wonderful book that touched on a wide variety of issues in our relationship with God. Each time I picked it up, it hit me right where I was with things I was learning and going through. My only criticism is that the title does not adequately describe the content, as the content is much broader than the title leads uoj to believe.


    11. You will see attributes of God that you never thought of before.This book should be read by everyone desiring a closer walk with God. Sometimes we blame God for our own decisions brought on us by us. This book let's you back up and take a closer look. I would recommend it to anyone desiring a closer walk!


    12. I liked the book, but I had a hard time getting 'hooked' on it, meaning it took me a long time to read, but by the end I found myselfunderlining a lot of nuggets and as a whole its a good book to read andmakes you think about your christian walk.


    13. Thought provoking and a unique way to look at the stories of the ark of the covenant. It's an interesting mix of scholarship and personal anecdote. I think most people would find that it challenges a few of their own "rumors" that they've been using to practice their Christian faith.


    14. So far, i am REALLY enjoying Glenn's book. His writing is very rich in word, but at the same time, it is easier reading than books by Ravi Zacharias. I sat down and began reading this book and had a hard time putting it down.




    15. This is a very honest book. Glenn does a wonderful job of sharing his journey and encouraging us to reevaluate our own.




    16. Amazing book!Such a good book! Lots of truth. Lots of challenging moments for me! Easy to read while still having lots of depth. Would highly recommend!




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