Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (12/12/13)
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This week on Living Inspired, please welcome the author of The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of Life (Moody Publishers, 2013), Justin Buzzard and author of Every Waking Moment, (Tyndale, 2013) Chris Fabry.
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More about Justin: Justin Buzzard is founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church, a new church plant in Silicon Valley. He is a 5th generation Californian who has spent the last decade living and pastoring in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been married to the woman of his dreams, Taylor, for ten years. Together they are raising three little warriors age six and under—Cru, Hudson, and Gus. Justin’s passion is communicating the good news of Jesus and empowering people to pursue the unique calling God has given them. Justin is also the author of Date Your Wife and Why Cities Matter. His hobbies include: surfing, backpacking, dating his wife, wrestling his sons, hanging out with good friends, preaching the gospel, and exploring new places and meeting new people.
More about The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of Life: What is your story? When strangers meet today they often ask not, “What do you do?,” but “What is your story?” Everybody has a story. And everybody on the planet believes some larger story in order to make sense of the smaller story of their life. We want our lives to fit within a larger plot-complete with a sense of history, conflict resolution, forward movement, and future.
So, the better question to ask is, “What sort of story are you in?”
Most people believe false stories that leave them disillusioned, enslaved, and hopeless. Secular stories of chasing success and religious stories of doing good works can both leave us feeling exhausted and empty. Only Christianity, only the old and ongoing story of the Bible, offers a story that’s big enough to make sense of both the beauty and brokenness in our lives and in our world. At the center of this story is a God who disturbs our life in order to set us free.
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More about Chris: Chris Fabry, an accomplished writer and radio talk show host, is a fresh voice in Christian fiction. Fabry writes heartwarming stories of pain and redemption, clearly demonstrating the concept of grace. He hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio and was honored with the 2008 Talk Personality of the Year Award from the National Religious Broadcasters. He can also be heard on Love Worth Finding, featuring the teaching of the late Dr. Adrian Rogers, and on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, which Fabry co-hosts with his wife, Andrea. Fabry’s adult novels—Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, and Borders of the Heart—have won two Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award, but it’s his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more. He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and the Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. Chris and his wife, Andrea, live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.
More about Every Waking Moment: Treha Langsam is a mysterious young woman who has fallen through the cracks, much like many of the elderly people she works with at Desert Gardens Retirement Home. But Miriam Howard, director of the facility, sees her extraordinary gift and untapped potential. Treha is a whisperer of sorts, calling those who have slipped into dementia back to a life of vibrant, if only temporary, clarity.
When Treha’s and Miriam’s stories intertwine with a documentary team looking for stories of the elderly, Treha’s gift is uncovered, and the search begins for answers to the mysteries of her past. As their paths converge, each person is forced to face the same difficult question: What if this is as good as my life gets?
An uplifting, human tale of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift.
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