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THE DAY METALLICA CAME TO CHURCH

 

What do the music of Metallica and Bach, the film Crash, World Cup Soccer and stories about Batman have in common? According to author and pastor John Van Sloten, God can speak through all of them—if we're listening. Out of his own often startling and sometimes wrenching journey of discovery, Van Sloten shows how God can speak to us through anything and everything—heavy metal music, R-rated films, sports, and even the latest fashions. This book might just change the way you hear God's voice—and how you live in today's world.

(from the book website)

EVERY JOB A PARABLE

 

A Walmart greeter, a nurse, and an astronaut walk into a church. . . . They each bring with them their own exhaustions and exasperations, their own uncertainty about how their work matters to God. Good news: All work matters to God, because all work reflects some aspect of His character. God created the world so that it runs best when it mirrors Him, and we find the most fulfillment when we recognize God behind our labor. John Van Sloten pilots a fascinating investigation on vocation. An innovative journey that illuminates how your work is a parable of God; as you work, you are an icon of grace. It’s time to discover the spiritual significance behind your work. Understand your job at the parable level and uncover the perspective God has for you through your work. (from the book website)

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