Deep Faith – By Dennis R. Atwood
While most followers of Jesus know that we should be engaged in daily prayer, Scripture reading, worship, fellowship, and ministry, the reality is we often aren't. Life gets in the way. Perhaps we get overwhelmed by the process, or we simply don't see the value in spiritual growth. As a result, church seems shallow and our faith is weak and unattractive to the world.
This book is an attempt to introduce - or reintroduce - ordinary Christians to the core issues vital to personal and corporate spiritual formation. It is for those of us who need a framework, a starting point, or a refresher for engaging in a more intentional and deeper faith. We've all been through times of spiritual drought, doubt, busyness, and crisis.
The root issue for folks like us is: Do I really want to go deeper in my faith - or not? If you have a gnawing sense that you’ve been scratching the surface of faith for too long — that something more is needed in your life — then I invite you commit yourself to a deeper faith. As you work your way through this book, I urge you to be open, honest, and prayerful. Growth that is deep takes time.
Dennis R. Atwood
Atwood has served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Mount Olive, North Carolina, since 2003. He has previously served churches in Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He has completed post-doctoral studies at Duke University Divinity School.