Recapture the joy of being a child and apply it to your relationship with God. Ask the difficult questions about faith, then just take Jesus at His word.
Includes discussion guide.
Includes discussion guide.
Playfully written with both humorous and honest stories from his life, Dangerous Wonder provokes readers into looking at Christianity in a whole new light. -- Frontline CBA, January 1999
This book is filled with wonderful stories to remind us what childlike faith looks and feels like, and it challenges the Christian status quo. We are told to take risks, to wonder, to love passionately, and to experience God's indiscriminate grace...Dangerous Wonder is a must-read. Many youths in my church think Jesus never laughed and the Christian life is boring. That breaks my heart. My mission now is to liberate these teens in any way I can. This book will help! -- Youthworker, January/February 1999
The other day I wore my son's board shorts on my head. The cord hung undecorously behind my ear and the legs ballooned out behind. My nearly eight-year-old came down from his room and placed his swimmers on my head while I was eating breakfast and reading Dangerous Wonder. I normally would have removed them and ordered him to get ready for school, but I was reading that book. So I left them on ...If none of this makes sense to you, then you urgently need to read Dangerous Wonder...If people read it they might sell everything and give it to the poor, or dance with all their might in church, or wear swimmers on their head. They might stop what they are doing and, for the first time since they were nearly eight, do nothing but enjoy life. And suddenly find that God is there enjoying it with them. -- Peter Hallett, Alive, May 1999
This is the sort of book which can and will change lives. It is so refreshing to read someone who communicates passionately through words and images. I, for one, hope to find the courage to follow the invitation to childlike discipleship-a "jump-first-fear-later" faith. -- Donald Macaskill, Life & Work, February 1999 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
His journey into a "Childlike Faith" was very well written and gave a good insight into some of the missing aspects of today's Christian. I recommend this book to any Christian who is seeking a renewed wonder.
Thank you Mike for your wonderful book, your work with Youth Specialties, and your faithful work. You will be missed.
"A four year old girl leans into her baby sister's crib and whispers 'Baby, remind me what God sounds like, I am starting to forget.'"
I've been fascinated with the "childlike faith" idea for the past few years now, and this book is a nice glimpse into that idea with a variety of simplistic reflections that don't complicate things, but rather, tell life how it is.
Many people come to Christian living books with expectations to take them deep, deep and deeper, and are disappointed when they don't "feel" like that the book was that deep. However, I don't think Mike writes simply for fun...he does so to help us understand that we don't have to use big words to impress God...b/c a child-sized heart is big enough.
This book will inspire you to live your ordinary life in a whole new way, and to see God's work in your life today, not someday when you "have it all together." Similar to Philip Yancey, he'll really move you out of your seat!
Mike Yaconelli does the almost impossible with this brief, easy to read, book -- he helps us see... Read more