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How does God lead the ordinary to be extraordinary?
How does a young boy from Sydney grow into a missionary leader helping hurting people grow in relationship and in confidence to live a new life drug-free?
Warwick Murphy tells of his and his wife's lifelong adventure from growing up in Sydney and Melbourne to a world of heroin, prison visits, street people, and misery. And how God was involved in every step of the journey and how He lead them throughout. Two stories intertwine in this great adventure. The story of one man's history and the adventures he finds. How so many things turned out differently to what he had anticipated.
The second story is about the involvement of God in being active in the first story. Watching as the young man steps into new things and learns one more thing about the nature and character of God. Neither story has an end as the adventure will continue to the other side of the horizon. To the other side of the rainbow.
Why doesn't God do things the way we think He should? All of us have an uncanny desire to improve nearly everything we are a part of, from books, to streaming services, to products, to politics, and even to our faith. We want to be invited to give input. We want our voices to be heard, our opinions to be known.
Focus Groups are a formalized way to gather and process input so that consumers' ideas can be better served. This works great in the business arena, but when we take this approach in our relationship with Jesus Christ, we are set up for a lot of frustration. There are many ways we try to tell Him how He can improve our religious experience with Him. If He would only listen... but we find God Does Not Do Focus Groups.
God is only interested in having us move toward Him on His terms. This book helps us see the ways we try to leverage God into doing a focus group with us and then explains why it is in our best interest that He NEVER will.
Have you ever felt deeply unsatisfied with life and begun an ardent quest for answers?
Have you lost a loved one, endured years of chronic illness, or stared death in the face?
Have you ever been moved to compassion or longed to make a difference in the world?
Jennifer Zilly Canales boldly tells the stories of her and her husband Darwin's life's work in rural Honduras and the many challenges faced from feelings of significance to struggles of faith. Armed with a call to parent the parentless and a burning desire to see broken lives healed, together they have embarked on an uncommon journey that has taught them countless lessons about life, faith, and loss.
Intentionally living without routine luxuries in an area where electricity, water, and internet access are inconsistent, Jennifer and Darwin have decided to put down roots in a beautiful country that has been tragically disfigured by lawlessness.
Embark with them on this unique journey transcending race, nationality, and social class, and be challenged to consider a new perspective forged in the trenches.