Consider Mike Yankoski’s new book, “The Sacred Year.” Here is a book to give your friend who is disenchanted with church—a good fraction of generation Y-Zers in my experience—and who need a fresh vision for following Christ. This is the give-away book that I have been searching for some time. It is also a book for deepening in your own walk with Christ.
Mike Yankoski is a dear friend of mine and a cherished author and speaker. Mike weaves this call to a deeper life into his own journey from living as an airport-dwelling Christian speaker, to slowing down in order to know God and to know God’s world.
Here a personal anecdote from Mike’s book that I enjoyed. Mike is reflecting on his jam-packed, frenzied, itinerant and facebook-saturated life:
Interesting but relatively useless facts stick in my mind like darts in a dartboard. Like this one:
Did you know that so long as it is stretched very, very thin (only a molecule or so thick), a single gallon of water could cover an area five square miles in size? A friend recently fired that one at me.
I winced as its tip hit home, realizing it at once for what it was: a mockery of my current state of being, a chafing metaphor for my life.
“But if you could focus that same gallon,” my friend continued, “pouring it into a straw about the size of a human hair, it would reach all the way down the center of the world, four thousand miles beneath the ground on which you stand.”
Decreasing breadth increases depth. That’s just the way things work in this three-dimensional world of ours.
You can check out Mike’s book on this link. Chapter 1 is offered for free. http://www.thesacredyear.com/splash/sacredYear.html