Flourishing on the Edge of Faith
Seven Practices for a New We
By Andrew DeCort
Who is God? What gives our lives meaning? Can we begin again?
The human soul simply cannot stop asking these primal questions. Ancient or modern, devout or on the edge of faith — all of us wonder about God, our lives, and what we’re supposed to do with them. When Jesus taught his followers to pray, he gave them radioactive words that sought to answer these deep questions and a spiritual practice for a fierce flourishing.
This book is a passionate meditation on the profound significance of Jesus’s prayer. With years of study, teaching, and peacemaking around the world, Dr. Andrew DeCort uncovers Jesus’s radical vision for human flourishing in the face of suffering and violence.
Flourishing on the Edge of Faith invites us into that vision through a daily practice of praying with Jesus.
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Endorsements for Flourishing on the Edge of Faith
“This book is subtle and radical… If you open your heart enough, it will introduce you to a new worldview, and maybe even change your world.”
– Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith America
“Flourishing’s fresh, blazing, Jesus-intoxicated spiritual vision can speak to everyone… Andrew is one of the most inspired, and inspiring, Christian thinkers and practitioners that I know anywhere in the world.”
Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Past-President, The American Academy of Religion
I am an atheist, would never dream of praying, and believe that religion has wrought much evil in the world. But Flourishing on the Edge of Faith embodies the kind of Christianity that I do not hesitate to get behind.
David Livingstone Smith, Author of On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It
DeCort offers a fresh, invigorating reinterpretation of a prayer so familiar that even those of us outside the Christian faith can recite it from memory. Rich in insight, brimming with passion, and intensely personal, this is a book from which even those who are not religious can draw courage and inspiration.
Tom Gardner, East Africa Correspondent, The Economist
“Andrew makes the spirituality of Jesus accessible as he demystifies and strips away the religious trauma of American spirituality. His compelling writing paints a picture of what human flourishing can look like during an age of worry and violence.”
David Gungor, Singer-Songwriter, The Brilliance