Fifteen years ago, Shawn Johnson was a suicidal drug abuser working in Hollywood. He wondered if God could ever be a part of his broken life. To his surprise, finding God was not that difficult. But, growing closer to Him was another story.
Three weeks after giving his life to God, he relapsed, and almost over-dosed. He wanted to be closer to God, but he just had no idea how to get there. As a result, his faith eventually floundered. He didn't know what steps he should be taking to move closer to God. Embracing spiritual disciplines such as prayer, Bible study, healthy relationships, sharing his testimony, serving, and giving was a foreign concept to him; and therefore, out of reach. Shawn's hope is that Transit can keep people from losing faith in God today, the way he did then.
Today, Shawn is the lead pastor of Red Rocks Church in Golden, Colorado, one of the fastest growing churches in the country according to Leadership Network. At Red Rocks, he regularly encounters people who (like him) have had mountaintop experiences with God, but then crashed and burned because they had no idea how to move closer to Him. Time and time again, he has seen that his post-conversion experience is not an anomaly.
Shawn remembers what it was like to feel dazed and confused after a dramatic life transformation. He also knows how easy it is for long-time believers to fall into spiritual ruts where complacency, disillusionment, and frustration are the norm. In Transit, Shawn shares his personal journey in growing closer to God, uncovering disciplines that were critical to that journey, and invites each of us to ignite (or re-ignite) an authentic relationship with God, one that actually changes our lives today.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Shawn Johnson is the Lead Pastor at Red Rocks Church in the Denver Colorado area. He was part of a team of people who started the church in 2005. He has 3 boys 10 years old and younger, and has been married to his wife Jill for 14 years. He loves sports, motorcycles and competition of any kind. He lives to make Heaven more crowded.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Crazy Train 5
Chapter 2 Here to There 12
Vehicle 1 Prayer
Chapter 3 The Last Time Prayer Made Sense 23
Chapter 4 What's the Point? 31
Chapter 5 Say What? 44
Vehicle 2 The Bible
Chapter 6 What Now? 57
Chapter 7 What Is Thus Thing? 62
Chapter 8 What Does It Do? 69
Chapter 9 How Do I Use It? 73
Vehicle 3 Relationships
Chapter 10 Go Live with Your Mom 87
Chapter 11 Why Does This Really Matter? 96
Chapter 12 What Should I Do Now? 106
Vehicle 4 Serving
Chapter 13 A Proud Funeral 117
Chapter 14 Greatness Can Be Bought 127
Chapter 15 McMuffins Change Lives 135
Vehicle 5 Giving
Chapter 16 Show Me the Money 143
Chapter 17 Why Give? 151
Chapter 18 How to Give 155
Vehicle 6 Sharing
Chapter 19 Scared to Death 169
Chapter 20 Lessons at the Well 179
Chapter 21 Worth the Risk 190
Rubber Hits the Road
Chapter 22 The Gas Is on Your Side 195
Chapter 23 Under Caution 201
Chapter 24 Rubher to the Road 209