Kathy Escobar co-pastors the Refuge, an eclectic faith community in North Denver dedicated to those on the margins of life and faith. She journeys with people in hard places as a spiritual director, teacher, and group facilitator. A Pepperdine University graduate, she also has a Masters degree in Management/Organizational Development and a Certificate in Evangelical Spiritual Guidance from Denver Seminary.
Kathy's co-authored 2 other books, Come with Me: An Invitation to Break through the Walls Between You and God (Discovery House Press) and Refresh: Sharing Stories. Building Faith with Laura Greiner (New Hope Publishers, 2007). She also contributed to Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God's Image Through Advocacy and Renewal, (Samizdat Creative, 2010).
Kathy is also on the leadership group for the Transform Network, a missional community formation network. She is a frequent speaker at gatherings and conferences around the United States. She lives in Arvada, Colorado with her husband, Jose, and 5 kids and blogs regularly about community life and spiritual formation at KathyEscobar.com. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook and Twitter.
If you don't read any other book, this year, you need to read "Down We Go"!!
Simply stated, Kingdom living is about the descent, about pouring out, emptying and giving up, letting go and following Jesus...all....the...way...down.
Yesterday, I was driving with my kids and the song "I Can Only Imagine ....." came on the radio.
Kathy Escobar wrote a wonderful book about her theology of downward living. On how to live out the Beautitudes. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by L. MATHERNE
I loved this book. It took me a long time to read it because each page had a lot of thoughts to absorb. Read morePublished on October 2, 2011 by Martin Turnidge
I borrowed this book from a friend. I read it slowly and felt the Truth seeping through the pages of how Jesus calls us to Love and be in community with people from all walks of... Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I'm a church planter in Long Beach, CA and just moved back here to SoCal from Denver, CO after working at a large missional church as worship/neighborhood pastor for the past three... Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by David Trigueros
Kathy Escobar has challenged my Christian views of 65 years in both church and missions experience. While her "theology of brokenness" is not exactly a new concept, her... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by D. Luce
I purchased the book on Kindle the day that it came out. I normally "fly" through books but this book did not allow me to do that. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by GHouse
Kathy Escobar is a great blogger. I've followed her writings for several years, so I was already halfway a fan of Down We Go before I read a single word. Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by Pamela S. Hogeweide
There was a Christian song a few years ago that said Jesus wouldn't be welcome in most of our churches because "he might get blood on the carpet. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Joy Wilson
So often, when we think we're following Jesus, He is actually looking at us as we wander out ahead of Him and asking, "Where are you going? Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by Jeremy Myers - Writing at TillHeComes