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Upside-Down Spirituality

The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life
By: Chad Bird
Narrated by: Brandon Batchelar
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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In our age when the church can too often seem like a poor copy of the world, Chad Bird challenges us to reclaim the astounding originality of our ancient, backward faith. Where the world stresses the importance of success, Bird invites listeners to embrace nine specific failures in the areas of our personal lives, our relationships, and the church. Why? Because what human wisdom deems indispensable is so often an impediment to our spiritual growth, and what it deems insignificant is so often essential to it.  

With compelling examples from the Bible and today, Bird paints an enticing picture of the counterintuitive, countercultural life that God wants for us. He helps listeners delight in all of the ways that Jesus turned the world upside down, allowing us to experience true freedom, not from our weaknesses but in the midst of them. 

©2019 Chad Bird (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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Even though these are biblical principles we have read in our bibles & heard from wise faithful men/women of the Christian faith, we still lie to ourselves & live quite differently in reality. This book helps us see in between the cracks of our incorrect beliefs, whether they are masked by good looking self-righteous behavior (still sin) or straight up sin we hide yet know is killing us. Chad Bird invites the body of Christ to faithfully hold each other up and be “fully known” by the community of Christ. This will bring redemption through the grace of God where brokenness is simply the way we are & we can stop living in a hidden state of shame.

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Refreshing, simple, and profound

Something about this book makes me think it’s one of the most profound books I’ve read on Christianity in a long time. Perhaps it’s the timeliness of it? It’s an analysis of our modern culture and the secular values that are creeping in and polluting our churches. So it’s a book that tries to take us back to the original church in Acts and Jesus’s true teachings which are often very counterintuitive to our modern culture. The book does all this without being “preachy” or scolding as we’re all guilty of succumbing to the temptation of modern culture. It’s an eye opener that the author is journeying on along with the reader. Well written and perfect message for our time. Also it transcended denominations successfully- it felt both progressive and conservative at the same time. Great book!