John Mark Comer’s newest book releases tomorrow. I was grateful to receive an advanced copy and have found it really helpful. John Mark is a great writer and great thinker. In this book, he revisits an ancient framework for understanding the battle we find ourselves in. In a sense, it’s his manifesto. If you are looking for inner peace, I encourage you to check this book out!
We are at war. Not with a foreign government or domestic terrorists or a creepy new artificial intelligence hell-bent on taking over the world. No, it’s a war we feel deep inside our own chests: we are at war with lies.
The problem isn’t so much that we tell lies but that we live them. We let them into our bodies, and they sabotage our peace. All around us in the culture and deep within our own body memories are lies: deceptive ideas that wreak havoc on our emotional health and spiritual well-being, and deceptive ideas about who God is, who we are, and what the good life truly is.
The choice is not whether to fight or not fight, but whether we win or surrender.
Ancient apprentices of Jesus developed a paradigm for this war; they spoke of the three enemies of the soul: the devil, the flesh, and the world. Live No Lies taps into this ancient wisdom from saints of the Way and translates the three enemies for the modern era, with all its secularism and sophistication. As a generation, we chuckle at the devil as a premodern myth, we are confused by Scripture’s teaching on the flesh in an age where sensual indulgence is a virtue not a vice, and we have little to no category for the New Testament concept of the world.
In this provocative and practical book, bestselling author John Mark Comer combines cultural analysis with spiritual formation. He identifies the role lies play in our spiritual deformation and lays out a strategic plan to overcome them.
Do you feel the tug-of-war in your own heart, the inner conflict between truth and lies? The spirit and the flesh? The Way of Jesus and the world? It’s time to start winning. It’s time to live no lies…
Apple recently released an updated iPad Mini. I picked one up last week and I’m loving it. I love the portability, the updated design, and (most importantly) the added support for the Apple Pencil 2.
My wife and I like watching true-crime tv shows. While traveling, we enjoying listening to the audio version of many of those shows. The Dateline podcast is a great example of one. These are great to listen to, especially while working out or traveling.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Love your enemies.” — Jesus of Nazareth