Books

Before the Bible was words on a page, it was flesh and blood. In my first book, you can travel between the lines of scripture to listen in on the conversations of people wrestling with the Story of God for the first time. Whether sitting around a fire in Babylon, reclining at table in Asia Minor or huddled together by candlelight in Rome, you’ll encounter a tale that you may find both familiar and surprising. An ideal introduction to the ‘big story’ the Bible is telling, The Story of God, the Story of Us is read by individuals, small groups, Sunday School classes and entire churches. It is assigned in college and seminary classes, and has been translated into Korean and Portuguese.

“As artful as it is significant!”
~ Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook on Audible and iTunes.

What if the Ten Commandments aren’t just a set of rules, but the very means by which God intended to create a free people from a group of former slaves? What do the Ten Words have to say to a culture – and a church – where people live in bondage to all manner of things? You’re invited to listen in on a series of conversations between a diverse group of people in a coffee shop, exploring together where these Ten Words intersect with their own lives, and hearing the story of the liberating God who continually invites us into the freedom for which we were all created. Also available in Korean.

“You’ve never heard the Ten Commandments taught quite like this.”
~ Michael Frost, author of  Incarnate and Exiles

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This series of daily readings for Holy Week is offered as a way to hear the story of Easter once more, yet this time from the perspective of an outsider: a Roman centurion. What was it like to have been in Jerusalem for Passover as part of an occupying foreign army? To have a vague sense of the faith of the people around you, but not really understand it? What was it like to live unquestioning of your own cultural narrative until one dying man on a cross turned everything you believed on its head?

Available for FREE download here.

You can also purchase books directly from me – please email me at sean@figtreecollective.org.