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Swimming Against the Current



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By Chris Blake

ISBN: 0816321418 | 256 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2006

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“When Jesus says, as He does often, ‘He who has ears, let him hear,’ He means hear what you should. God exhorts the lazy to ‘work harder.’ and the workaholic to ‘take it easy’ and the sluggard relaxes as the frenzied worker increases effort. The question is not, What do I agree with? The question is, what do I need to hear?

Swimming Against the Current contains stories, poems, questions, and observations. Some of the many short chapters will challenge you. Others, you will exult in. You’ll find some new thoughts, and some of them will stick with you.

Read these diverse messages and listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit urging you to spiritual growth and practical course corrections in your life.

'From the very first paragraph, Blake takes readers on a thrilling and often humorous journey of discovering God and life as you never saw them before.” —Sam McKee, senior pastor, Sunnyvale Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sunnyvale, California

'This book will make you want to keep nudging the person next to you to say, “Listen to this!” and will keep you turning pages long after you should have turned out the lights. Blake has produced essential reading for anyone who wants to know more fully what it means to follow Christ.”—Bettina Krause, special assistant to the president, General Conference.

“Chris Blake writes with thought, humor, warmth, and passion. In Swimming Against the Current, he describes a kind of life, a kind of faith, and a kind of church that cares, that matters and that can make a difference in the world—and that I want to be a part of.'—Nathan Brown, author, Revelation; editor, Signs of the Times and Record in the South Pacific Division.

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“When Jesus says, as He does often, ‘He who has ears, let him hear,’ He means hear what you should. God exhorts the lazy to ‘work harder.’ and the workaholic to ‘take it easy’ and the sluggard relaxes as the frenzied worker increases effort. The question is not, What do I agree with? The question is, what do I need to hear?

Swimming Against the Current contains stories, poems, questions, and observations. Some of the many short chapters will challenge you. Others, you will exult in. You’ll find some new thoughts, and some of them will stick with you.

Read these diverse messages and listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit urging you to spiritual growth and practical course corrections in your life.

'From the very first paragraph, Blake takes readers on a thrilling and often humorous journey of discovering God and life as you never saw them before.” —Sam McKee, senior pastor, Sunnyvale Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sunnyvale, California

'This book will make you want to keep nudging the person next to you to say, “Listen to this!” and will keep you turning pages long after you should have turned out the lights. Blake has produced essential reading for anyone who wants to know more fully what it means to follow Christ.”—Bettina Krause, special assistant to the president, General Conference.

“Chris Blake writes with thought, humor, warmth, and passion. In Swimming Against the Current, he describes a kind of life, a kind of faith, and a kind of church that cares, that matters and that can make a difference in the world—and that I want to be a part of.'—Nathan Brown, author, Revelation; editor, Signs of the Times and Record in the South Pacific Division.

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Chris Blake


Chris Blake is an associate professor of English and com­munication at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is the author of hundreds of articles and several books, including the bestseller Searching for a God to Love. Yolanda Blake is an elementary school teacher.

 
REVIEWS:
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Miki

Not worth your time

“Swimming against the Current” was a great disappointment to me. It wasn’t worth the time that I invested in reading it. In fact it was so bad, that I didn’t finish it. I was really looking forward to something on revival and reformation, instead I got some good chapters mixed in with others that were completely confusing gibberish. Other chapters just didn’t seem to have a point. I was really surprised because this author is supposed to be good. I’m not even sure I want to risk getting any of his other books. I felt really let down. I can’t tell you how it pains me to give a bad review to an Adventist author.
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Will

Drowning? Wake Up and Swim!

Life is a challenge no matter how we look at it. it's easy to go with the flow politically and Biblically, but when we read our Bible and realize that the modern world follows tradition and not the reality of God's Word we must change our course and start "Swimming Against the Current." We live in an age where the Bible takes a back seat, but we have to be intentional about sharing God's Word, developing relationships and stepping outside the little box of our comfort zone to fan the flames in different and inventive ways that God leads us in. "Swimming Against the Current" is an encouraging read to try the untried, do the undone and bring revival into our churches that are dying do to the lack those willing to be proactive and fan the flames as we share Jesus. It's time we wake up and change directions.