I’m excited to finally be able to share this news with you. In September 2020, Never Settle: Choices, Chain Reactions, & the Way Out of Lukewarminess will be released through NavPress.
This book came from a message God put on my heart years ago and I cannot think of a better time for it to be released. With chapters on finding hope in an uncertain world, radical hospitality, faith when the boat capsizes, the impact of one faithful life, it’s clear to me that God knew what we’d be facing these days.
Never Settle is inspired by a familiar passage in Revelation 3 where Jesus is warning the church in Laodicea. What offends Jesus so much? When those who call themselves Christian decide to play it safe and compromise – when we settle for lukewarminess.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Lukewarm. Apathetic. Bland. Complacent.
While we don’t consciously choose a less-than-life, it happens. Little by little, we start putting down roots in a land of less than: less than satisfying, less than interesting, less than helpful, and certainly less than hopeful. Before we know it our faith is lukewarm.
Consider this an invitation to a different way of thinking, of seeing the world, of living in the world.
For those who want to know that their life has significance, that their choices matter, and that they can start a chain reaction in our world, this missional book is for you. Never Settle is a tangible reminder that every choice in your day is crackling with God’s redemptive power – you, yes you, are called to be a part of what God is doing in the world.
Excited to read your new book. With my husband I shave lived in St Louis for 47 years and moved to Las Vegas for a job. We were excited for our new life in Henderson, Nevada. Now 10 years later with our son in Salt Lake, Utah and our daughter, her husband and 3 beautiful granddaughters. I am a wife, mom and g-ma that wants continue to expand my life, my family and never become comfortable in a lukewarm life. Thank you for expanding your boarders reaching me and my husband attention. We always enjoy listening and hearing you speak from your heart. I can’t wait for the book in September! 💜