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  • The Slumber of Christianity

  • Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

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 expose 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm waking up!!

  • By Todd S Olsen on 11-14-05

I'm waking up!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-05

I found Ted's book both tremendously refreshing and brutally honest. I appreciate how Ted shares quite candidly about his own spiritual journey and exposes ways in how the Christian church today so often encourages our spiritual slumber. This book has helped point me to a long and forgotten path of putting my hope in heaven rather than things that can never provide lasting and full satisfaction (full pension/401k, bigger house, no debt, obedient children, happy, snappy wife). I highly recommend this book to anyone who is not satisfied with their present spiritual journey.

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