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A Quest For More: Living for Something Bigger Than You (Tripp)

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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.


Table of Contents:

Introduction: A Word about the Journey 

  1. A Quest for More
  2. More or Less
  3. A Total Disaster
  4. Welcome to My Little Kingdom
  5. Discovering Your Civilization
  6. The Costume Kingdom
  7. The Shrink Dynamic
  8. In the Center of it All
  9. Welcome to Your Death
  10. The Jesus Focus
  11. Groaning
  12. Jazz
  13. Forgiveness
  14. Loneliness
  15. Sacrifice
  16. Anger
  17. Hope
  18. Putting it all Together



Paul Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries, the Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written ten books on Christian living that are read and distributed internationally. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.