In About You, Dick Staub addresses irreligious, religious, spiritual seekers, and all kinds of Christians and shows us that Jesus came to satisfy our universal longing for a fully human life, not to establish a narrow us-versus-them religion. In short, Jesus didn't come to make us Christian; Jesus came to make us fully human. In a fresh exploration of the ancient Biblical stories of creation, fall, and redemption, Staub explains that salvation is not about going to heaven when we die; it is about a full and abundant life now. In practical, down-to-earth, language, About You deals with this concept on three levels: anthropologically (our common story and universal human needs), theologically (God's awareness and response to our needs), and practically (how we can attain and maintain a more complete and satisfying life).
Staub's previous book (The Culturally Savvy Christian) was selected by Kirkus Reviews for their 2007 Religion and Spirituality edition. This new book is designed to help those who are seeking a way to integrate both a fully alive spirituality and a fully alive humanity - a way that is embodied in the often-misunderstood life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This groundbreaking book illuminates the path toward becoming the best version of yourself.
This is a "self help" book that shows us how we owe it not only to ourselves to be all we can be and achieve happiness in our lifetime, but moreover how we owe it to our Creator, to show Him our gratitude in USING those God given gifts within us. To sit around doing nothing and wasting each day hardly shows us to be fully ALIVE, and not using our talents to help others on their journeys hardly shows us to be fully HUMAN. This book also has the added benefit of showing the personal life events by Pastor Staub, who is living a most interesting, and rich life! I loved this book and KNOW you will too.