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Lent For Non-Lent People: “33 Things To Give Up For Lent” And Other Readings Paperback – February 4, 2014
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About the Author
Jon Swanson is passionate about helping people emotionally understand God's work. He is a husband, father, and associate pastor living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has worked in higher education in Texas and Indiana. He and Nancy have been married more than thirty years and have two children, Andrew (married with Allie) and Hope. Jon is ordained by the Missionary Church and has a PhD in communication studies (UT-Austin). He writes regularly at http://300wordsaday.com. Since 2000, Jon has worked as an associate pastor at two different churches. He has produced videos, talked with people needing financial help, married and buried people, and helped other people understand how to accomplish their work. Since 1995, he has taught communication and management courses for college credit. He has taught many Sunday school classes and small groups and preached. Rather than teaching from study guides, he walks people through books of the Bible, including extensive studies of Malachi, Nehemiah, Philippians, Psalms, Colossians, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 John. During the past two years, he has taught an online course for pastors studying church administration and is developing two more. Jon is the author of four books: Lent for Non-Lent People, Learning a New Routine, Anticipation: an Advent Reader, and A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Work.
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Top customer reviews
It has change my perspective on how to approach my growth as a Christian and has strengthened my relationship with Christ in my daily life.
But it's really about making commitments and keeping them. About learning to have conversations with Jesus. And about seeing learning to make ourselves happier with ourselves by transforming our patterns and practices, getting closer to Jesus so we can see Him more clearly.
I cried, at least four times, at the power of Jon's prose and how it pointed me to essential truths about Jesus I'd never really grasped.
I've been reading the Bible and living the Christian life for 45 years. But the two hours it took to read this book were among the most productive times in my God-chasing life.
Thank you, Pastor Jon, for showing Him to me more clearly. You have a beautiful heart.
W. Lee Warren, MD
(Using my wife's Amazon account. Lisa Warren is reading this too.)
I know Jon personally and his writing is like a visit with him ~ very expressive and unpredictable but thought provoking.
The book aided me to understand Lent and the why and what of Lent for me personally. Then Jon leads the reader ,through examples from scripture, to spiritual growth and development.
I highly recommend this book. I am very anxious to purchase and read other books by Jon.
As a pastor I am searching for something to share with my people and we may not use this for our Lenten program, I will certainly recommend it to our church.