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. Tripp writes, “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 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.
About the Author
Paul David Tripp, M.Div., D.Min., is president of Paul Tripp Ministries whose mission is to educate and equip today’s Christian by combining the in-depth study of God’s Word with practical life application. Paul is also a pastor with over fifteen years of pastoral ministry experience and the author of several best-selling titles including: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Age of Opportunity, Lost in the Middle, and How People Change. Paul is married to Luella and has four grown children. For more information, visit his personal website at paultripp.com.
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2007
Chapter 1 – A Quest for More
Chapter 2 – More or Less?
Chapter 3 – A Total Disaster
Chapter 4 – Welcome to My Little Kingdom
Chapter 5 – Discovering Your Civilization
Chapter 6 – The Costume Kingdom
Chapter 7 – The Shrink Dynamic
Chapter 8 – In the Center of It All
Chapter 9 – Welcome to Your Death
Chapter 10 – The Jesus Focus
Chapter 11 – Groaning
Chapter 12 – Jazz
Chapter 13 – Forgiveness
Chapter 14 – Loneliness
Chapter 15 – Sacrifice
Chapter 16 – Anger
Chapter 17 – Hope
Chapter 18 – Putting It All Together