The Slumber of Christianity by Ted Dekker
Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth

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As believers, our walk with God is motivated by hope-not the bland, vague notion most people have, but the expectation of an exotic, pleasurable inheritance that guides us and fires our passion...or, at least, should.

Ted Dekker has written an exposé on the death of pleasure within the Church. Because many of us have set aside hope and the inspired imagination that drives it, Dekker says we have been lulled into a slumber of boredom, even despondency. Our faith wanes, the joy at having been liberated fades, and we feel powerless. The Slumber of Christianity explores what robs us of happiness and how we can rediscover it and live lives that rekindle hope. The pursuit of pleasure is a gift to all humans-a function of the Creator himself, who is bent upon our happiness.

It's time for Christians to reclaim our inheritance of pleasure. The Slumber of Christianity will inflame hearts toward full-fledged, mind-expanding encounters with hope, through the imagination.


About Ted Dekker

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Ted Dekker is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 25 novels. He is known for stories that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. He lives in Texas with his wife and children. Twitter @TedDekker,!/teddekker
Published July 5, 2005 by Thomas Nelson. 210 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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In his debut nonfiction work following a plethora of successful novels (White; Three), Dekker exhorts Christians to wake up and find genuine happiness in cultivating a deep desire for heaven. Although

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Lewis and the Apostle Paul, he makes a case for hope as the ""engine of life."" Satan, he says, has redirected our obsession away from God and heaven by filling our minds with earthly things.

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Dekker also encourages us to use our imaginations as a means of helping us anticipate heaven and to use our skills and talents to help others become excited about heaven as well.

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