Bruce Epperly’s Holy Adventure counteracts the idea that God has a plan for our lives and that it is up to us to discover it. This practical workbook invites readers to say “yes” to a spiritual adventure grounded in a progressive vision of human and divine companionship yoked with very specific divine promises rooted in the Biblical tradition and lived out in positive, life transforming holistic spiritual practices. “By saying yes, we open the door to the One who is always knocking, and we yield to God’s ever-flowing streams of creative energy and lively possibility”, says Epperly.
It’s up to you. Whether or not you’re aware of it, God calls you to an adventure in your time and place. You stand before the classic fork in the road. If you decide to take the path on the left … go to page 4.
Just like the childhood favorite series, Choose Your Own Adventure, your life is a story in the making with moment-to-moment decisions that can fulfill your purpose.
Some people believe God has a single plan for an individual’s life, and it’s up to us to discover and follow it. That’s an easy and absolute way of thinking. Bruce Epperly thinks there’s more to it.
He asserts that God invites us to join the divine in writing our future, our life’s direction – after all: “God does not want slaves and puppets but companions and cocreators.” He encourages us to move out of familiar patterns of living to respond to the divine interactive challenge.
“When you pause to listen and take the first steps on God’s adventurous path,” Epperly writes, “everything changes! To see your life as a holy adventure that includes not only yourself but also your loved ones, the entire planet and God, broadens the horizons of your life and influence on the world.”
Kick-start your holy adventure by using these fresh exercises in daily spiritual practice:
* theological reflections that help you experience how your choices make a difference
* spiritual affirmations to transform and awaken your mind to unimagined possibilities for yourself and the world
* imaginative prayers that encourage your faith in God’s presence in your life and vocation
* adventurous actions that you can implement to transform everyday relationships and happenings
Holy Adventure is a challenging and insightful guide for individuals and small groups. There’s even a discussion guide included.
Reading this book will change the way you look at life. Choose your own adventure and transform your world.