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Discover a faith worth talking about.

As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders. 

Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After Jonathan moved from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that whenever conversations turned to spirituality, the words he'd used for decades didn't  connect with listeners anymore. In a search for answers and understanding, Jonathan uncovered a spiritual crisis affecting tens of millions.

In this groundbreaking book, one of America's premier religion writers revives ancient expressions through cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and lure you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them.

©2018 Mission Audio (P)2018 Mission Audio

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New in sight into stale old language

I found this book interesting for the first 10 or 11 chapters, but only academically. It was in chapter 12 that it really kicked into gear making good use of the foundation Jonathan laid with the previous chapters, so pay attention in those earlier chapters! This book absolutely changed the way I look at sacred language and the carelessness with which I use (abuse?) sacred words. Good read, definitely recommend. Looking forward to his next project.

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Jonathan sheds light on so many things!

This book is a delight to listen to; all while offering realization after realization. It is a book I will continue to return to for years to come.

Learning to Speak God from Scratch has caused me to read my Bible in a whole new way, discovering things I hadn't seen before.

A must read to all who are seekers of truth!

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our words have so much power!

as a speaker this book inspires me to understand the Divinity of each word that I speak. words bring life, or words can bring death.