Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Becoming Curious: A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions Paperback – May 1, 2017
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"In a world that is brimming with redemptive potential, Becoming Curious winsomely invites us to receive the fullness of every moment. Humble curiosity is the gateway to formation, to learning and swimming into the deeper streams of faith. Casey masterfully shows through Scripture and story how the art of curiosity can form us more into Christlikeness. Profoundly thankful for this book!" (Steve Carter, teaching pastor, Willow Creek, author of This Invitational Life)
"Questions are rarely allowed to linger in the air for too long before someone feels compelled to answer them. Rather than let our curiosity lead us more deeply into understanding God or one another, we rush to certainties and supposed sure things. In Becoming Curious, Casey Tygrett reclaims the transformational power of a curious question for the faithful, encouraging believers to do what may seem counterintuitive in our culture―to ask another question rather than find a quick answer. While reading this book, I had the distinct feeling that Casey crafted these words with great humility in his heart and a smile in his eyes―the kind that only comes from a man who has released his right to know everything and rests well in the presence of Jesus. Casey Tygrett is one of my new favorite authors and Becoming Curious is an anthem of hope for believers who have grown tired of well-oiled religion." (Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday)
"When I started reading Becoming Curious, I had intended to finish it over the span of a week. I finished it in one day! My friend Casey Tygrett has given us quite a gift in this book. You will find it a resource that will help you and others grow in faith and love. Be prepared to be encouraged, challenged, and strengthened." (Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor, Discovery Church, author of Messy Grace)
"The word that keeps coming to mind as I read Becoming Curious is 'humility.' Casey Tygrett invites us onto the path of Christlike humility in such a winsome and humble way. But don't mistake it for simplistic or shallow. There is a profound wisdom on every page that feels hard fought and God given―and these depths can only be received by humble curiosity. This book will change you if you let it." (Aaron Niequist, worship leader)
"There is no one better than Casey Tygrett to ask the penetrating questions that will bring about the life Jesus truly wants us all to have. In Becoming Curious, Casey invites us into to a life that focuses more on asking better questions than finding better answers. Join Casey as he teaches us how to stay curious and transforming in our lives with Christ." (Tim Harlow, senior pastor, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL, author of Life on Mission)
"Five words came to mind as I read this book, and each term stuck with me the entire book: fresh, suggestive, reflective, penetrating, and lasting. In Becoming Curious, spiritual formation is approached from an angle I've never seen: curiosity. Each chapter is question based enough to open up suggestions that led me constantly to reflection. At times the reflections became deeply penetrating, and as I have lived with Becoming Curious, the book lasts. You might put Becoming Curious back on your shelf, but don't be fooled: it will come back in odd moments to further reflection." (Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary)
"My friend Casey Tygrett not only gives us permission to become curious disciples, he shows us why it matters and how to do it. Beautiful! Casey's singular objective is to ignite our minds with Jesus' invitation into a life of kingdom curiosity. Majestic! I wholeheartedly recommend this book." (J. K. Jones, pastor of spiritual formation, Eastview Christian Church, and coauthor of We Speak)
"This book is filled with possibility, opportunity, and adventure. Casey's passion for the church is inspiring and his care for God's people is infectious. I love what he is calling us to. Read this book and refresh your soul!" (Naeem Fazal, Mosaic Church)
About the Author
Casey Tygrett (DMin, Lincoln Christian Seminary) is a pastor, blogger, adjunct seminary professor, and spiritual director who serves as the lead teaching pastor at Heartland Community Church in Rockford, Illinois. He was previously pastor of spiritual formation at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park, Illinois, and has taught at Lincoln Christian University and Seminary and Emmanuel Christian Seminary. He is the author of The Jesus Rhythm, and has written for The Christian Standard, TheOoze.com, and the Apprentice Institute blog.
James Bryan Smith (MDiv, Yale University Divinity School, DMin, Fuller Seminary) is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He also serves as the director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University. A founding member of Richard J. Foster's spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré, Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches. Smith is also the editor of A Spiritual Formation Workbook, Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven and Room of Marvels.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
What an important book! How refreshing to be given permission, even welcomed, to ask questions about life and faith without judgement. This is just what the Christian culture needs.
I'm intrigued by the idea of a "question journal" and happy for the opportunity to travel along the questioning path using the helpful prompts at the end of each chapter.
Tygrett's gentle curiosity opens wide the door to those of us who have small or significant doubts about matters of faith, and lets us know we aren't alone and that it's okay and even normal to question.
For all the curious poking and prodding at major faith concepts in the book, I'm left feeling more grounded and secure at the end of it.
Great book for those who are tired of band-aid faith and pat answers...
Most recent customer reviews
Tygrett combines thought- provoking text with question journal prompts to...Read more
So far, my favorite quote in the book is: "Jesus invites us to repent and see through the eyes of a child, to see things...Read more