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Trade Paperback
208 pages
Jul 2005
Nelson Books

The Slumber of Christianity: Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth

by Ted Dekker

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Book Jacket:

Best-selling novelist Ted Dekker urges readers to escape a mundane, powerless existence and passionately pursue Godís highest pleasures.

As believers, our walk with God is motivated by hopeónot the bland, vague notion most people have, but the expectation of an exotic, pleasurable inheritance that guides us and fires our passion...or, at least, should.

Ted Dekker has written an exposť on the death of pleasure within the Church. Because many of us have set aside hope and the inspired imagination that drives it, Dekker says we have been lulled into a slumber of boredom, even despondency. Our faith wanes, the joy at having been liberated fades, and we feel powerless. The Slumber of Christianity explores what robs us of happiness and how we can rediscover it and live lives that rekindle hope. The pursuit of pleasure is a gift to all humansóa function of the Creator himself, who is bent upon our happiness.

Itís time for Christians to reclaim our inheritance of pleasure. The Slumber of Christianity will inflame hearts toward full-fledged, mind-expanding encounters with hope, through the imagination.