Joshua Ryan Butler is speaking Jan. 19

We’re thrilled to announce that Joshua Ryan Butler is our January 2017 Writers Connection!

Joshua Ryan Butler 1Joshua is the author of “Skeletons in God’s Closet” (2014) and most recently “The Pursuing God,” published by Thomas Nelson in 2016. He loves helping people wrestle through the tougher topics of Christian Faith. Currently he is a pastor at Imago Dei Community. 

Join us this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at Imago Dei to hear from him and a chance to enter a FREE giveaway of one of his books! Click here to RSVP. 

Here’s a little taste of his newest book “The Pursuing God.”

Is God lost? Many of us feel that way. It’s as if God’s gone missing, out in the universe somewhere–and we must pick up the hunt, following any trail of breadcrumbs to go find him. We speak of “searching for God,” exploring spirituality,” and “finding faith.”

But what if we have it backward and God is the one pursuing us? What if our job is not to go find God, but to stop running and hiding? Not to discover the light, but step out of the shadows? Not to earn God’s love, but simply receive it?

Jesus reveals a God who comes after us, who is on the prowl, hunting down his world for reconciliation. And the question we’re left with is not whether we’ve been good enough, jumped high enough, or sought hard enough…

The question is: “Do we want to be found?