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. Readers 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 humans are 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.
Tripp shows Christians how to "transcend" through daily, moment-by-moment practical methodology that transforms individuals into the image of Christ.
Within this purpose-driven framework, Paul David Tripp compels believers to see beyond the worldly deception of personal achievement, success, materialism 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.
Paul David Tripp, MDiv, DMin, is the president of Paul David Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Paul is a best-selling author of many books on Christian living, including How People Change, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands, A Quest for More, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, and New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.
"Wow! I was doing fine mowing the lawn in my little kingdom . . . until I read Paul Tripp's book and found that I had been mowing with a toy lawnmower and the grass was Astroturf. This is a book about the kingdom and your part in it. If you’re satisfied with the toy lawnmower, stay away from this book. But if you really want more (and you know you do), this book could change your life."
Steve Brown, Author; professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL; president of Key Life Network, Inc.
"Many people have read books about purpose or meaning in life only to find their hearts were still restless, longing for something more. As you read this book, I suspect you will find yourself saying, 'Yes! That's it! This guy gets it!' Paul David Tripp not only understands the longing of the human heart for something more, but he skillfully leads each one of us to the 'above and more' for which we were created.
Bob Lepine, Cohost, FamilyLife Today
"The kingdom of self or the kingdom of God: Which will we pursue on a daily basis? Paul Tripp offers a compelling challenge to pursue God's with King Christ at the center! Then we will understand the purpose for which we were created. Then we will live a life that truly makes a difference.
Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
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