All too often, our heads can feel like they are caught in a dark, lonely battle between what we want to do and what we know we should do. God feels distant and we feel dirty. The second book in the First Steps series tackles the fundamental, day–to–day difficulties experienced by every Christian, and looks at the question Why Did Life Just Get Harder?
Mez McConnell is the pastor for Niddrie Community Church, near Edinburgh. He is also the Director of 20schemes which is dedicated to revitalising and planting gospel churches in Scotland's poorest communities. Previously he was a missionary with street kids in Brazil. He is married and has two children.
If you want a book about the real and daily struggles of following Christ which pulls no punches, dodges no controversy, fudges no issue and gives it to you straight, then here it is.
- Steve Timmis, CEO of the Acts 29 Network
- Ian Williamson, Pastor, New Life Church, Middlesbrough
- Joel Kurtz, Pastor, The Garden, Baltimore, Maryland
Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate Mez not just as excellent philosopher and pastor, but as a practitioner. I’m excited about the role this book will play in discipling the very people this book was written for.
- John Onwuchekwa, Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Atlanta, Georgia