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Publisher's Summary

The Bible has the astounding power to transform lives. The stories of people like Francis of Assisi, Antony of Egypt, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King Jr. vividly demonstrate this. Why aren't more of us transformed by Scripture today? Too often we study biblical texts without believing that God truly inhabits this book. Scripture seeks to capture our minds, not merely educate them.
In this book, Chris Webb explains that we can transform our Christian life by reading as lovers rather than as theorists. This is possible by coming to the text prayerfully, expectantly, in humility and empty-handed. When we open the Bible, it does not say to us, "Listen: God is there!" Instead, the voice of the Spirit whispers through each line, "Look: I am here." Reading the Bible this way can reconfigure the habits of your heart, refresh your imagination and memory, reshape and redeem your emotions, realign your reality individually and communally for kingdom life, and take us beyond the Bible into a renewed way of life. Here is the work of today - which is also the work of the whole of life - to open your heart afresh to the living Word of God.
©2012 eChristian, Inc. (P)2012 eChristian, Inc.
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By Jane on 10-26-13

If you love God you'll love this book

What made the experience of listening to The Fire of the Word the most enjoyable?

I wanted a book written by someone who really wanted to be near God.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fire of the Word?

Soaking in the word of God and another person's experience of it.

Which character – as performed by Chris Webb – was your favorite?

God and the author.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

It just help to feed me spiritually. Thank you.

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