A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You

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David C Cook, Oct 31, 2007 - Religion - 216 pages
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Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God's bigger kingdom.

The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their "little kingdom" attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God's expansive and soul-freeing eternal quest. Tripp demonstrates through sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be "glory junkies;" those whose visionary lives are governed by God's grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self-interested confines.

Writes the author, "It is a fundamental denial of your humanity to narrow the size of your life to the size of your own existence, because you were created to be an 'above and more' being. You were made to be transcendent." Tripp then shows Christians how to "transcend" through daily, moment-by-moment, practical methodology that transforms individuals into the image of Christ. It is within this purpose-driven framework, this "Quest for More", that Paul Tripp compels believers to see beyond the worldly deception of personal achievement, success, materialism, in order to break free from this ungodly fulfillment that is too easily satisfied with a mediocre walk with Christ. Instead the author invites committed sojourners to a life characterized by an unyielding passion that pursues God simply for the pleasure of his glorious company and in the process, affect eternal change in a hurting, hopeless world.

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It has been a long time since I have read something as convicting as this book! Our small group has been going through it together, using the study guide (a GREAT resource!), and we all agree that our ... Read full review

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Introduction A Word about the Journey
Chapter Two More or Less? 24 A Total Disaster 36 Welcome to My Little Kingdom 48 Discovering Your Civilization 60 The Costume Kingdom 72 ...
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Twelve Jazz
Chapter Thirteen Forgiveness
Chapter Fourteen Loneliness
Chapter Fifteen Sacrifice
Chapter Sixteen Anger
Chapter Seventeen Hope
Chapter Eighteen Putting It All Together

Chapter Ten The Jesus Focus
Chapter Eleven Groaning

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About the author (2007)

Prolific author and international conference speaker, Paul David Tripp, is president of Paul Tripp Ministries whose mission is to educate and equip today s Christian by combining in depth study of God s Word with practical life application. Tripp, also a pastor with over 15 years of pastoral ministry, is an adjunct professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and adjunct faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He is the author of such best-selling titles as, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands; War of Words; Age of Opportunity; Lost in the Middle, How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making. Tripp has been married for 35 years and has four grown children.

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