How to become the person you were meant to be
By Steve Chalke
What kind of person do you want to become?
'Your life is precious - a precious gift. It is sacred; every moment of it. The opportunity to live rather than sleepwalk through our days belongs to us. This book is a call to wake up. It is a call to each one of us; to wake up, to live before we die.'
It's easy to sleepwalk through life without ever really considering what we're here for. But life presents us with continual opportunities to wake up - and to think about not just what we do with our lives, but who we become while living them. Ultimately it is the story that we believe about ourselves, our lives and the world around us that will shape us - for better or for worse. So where do we find a good story - a convincing narrative that makes sense of it all?
Steve Chalke suggests that Jesus' good news about the kingdom of God - a practical, lived-out expression of God's plans for the world - is the best story for us to find ourselves in. Each one of us is called to be part of the drama of the coming kingdom, and it's in this that we find a practical spirituality that helps shape our lives into everything we were meant to be.
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09 Apr 2015
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Hodder & Stoughton
Woman Alive ran a competition around this title in April 2015 — Woman Alive
There is little doubt that Steve Chalke's latest book provides a clear statement of what is at the heart of Christian faith, while at the same time offering a valuable apologetic, much needed in a post-modern world...Being Human is a challenge to both believers and non-believers alike to live a full, committed life. — The Methodist Recorder
A book by Steve Chalke is always entertaining, provocative and worthwhile. It is difficult to see how one could read a book like this without being helped in some way. — The Methodist Recorder
This is an energising book, by a man whose example many might follow. — The Irish Catholic
Chalke needs little introduction. A prophetic voice and and around the church for many years...Exploring no less a topic than what it is to be human is an admirable and important task — Thomas Creedy, Third Way Magazine