“We seem to have lost the ability to preach the Word in such a way as to connect unbelievers to the joy that true worship as a member of the Church brings.”
Hideaway, Texas (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
When attending church, author Albie Landwehr always sat close to the exit. As soon as service finished, he was out the door, ready to beat the traffic. “I realized I was what I now call a ‘time clock Christian.’ You put your hour in on Sunday and forget about it until the next weekend,” he recalls. After realizing how those connected with the Church seemed to gain more benefit, he found ways to plug in and become a joyful member of the body of Christ. However, church politics, Easter sermons about budget deficits without mention of the Resurrection and debates focused on form over substance, drove a wedge between him and the Church. In his new book, “the gGame” (published by WestBow Press), Landwehr encourages readers to filter out the worldly influences which separate them from initial joy in the Lord to reconnect with the source of their faith and deepen their relationships with God as told through the story of one man’s journey to redemption.
“We seem to have lost the ability to preach the Word in such a way as to connect unbelievers to the joy that true worship as a member of the Church brings,” Landwehr observes, “or, in cases like mine, to keep worshippers connected to such joy and prevent them from ending up just attending a church.”
In an analogical manner, for Paul, nothing used to thrill him more than the game of baseball. As he grew up, changes and events turned baseball into just another game. His path to rediscover begins when, to Paul’s surprise, he is asked to coach a Little League team. Players John, Peter and Mary slowly begin to renew his passion, but it is the late addition of John’s cousin, Chris, that truly turns Paul’s spirit around.
Readers will laugh and cheer as familiar Biblical events, characters and messages are recast in terms of youth league baseball in an effort to reignite Paul’s passion for the game. “It is a book that can be enjoyed and shared by youths and adults of all ages, as well as believers and non-believers. If one person opens up a Bible for the first time to understand the Biblical references, discovers Jesus Christ, or reconnects to the Holy Spirit after reading this book, then the book has served His purpose,” Landwehr states. “If that doesn’t happen, then I hope those who read it think it was entertaining, laughed a little bit, and thought it was worth the time and investment.”
By Albie Landwehr
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 262 pages | ISBN 9781490813592
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 262 pages | ISBN 9781490813585
E-Book | 262 pages | ISBN 9781490813561
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About the Author
Albie Landwehr lives in Texas and provides CFO and M&A advisory services to support his writing habit.
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