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In just over two weeks, I will be releasing my new book Rooted. I can’t tell you how much I have learned through the process of writing this book. The cycle went something like this: write, get excited, quit, start again, write, get excited quit, start again. Finally I finished. I am thankful for so many people who encouraged me to continue the writing process. My prayer for this book is that it would help many people reach deeper, burn brighter and stand stronger in their faith.  In the upcoming set of posts I thought it would be a good idea to give you a few of the reasons I decided to write this title. Let’s take them one at a time.

1. The Sermon on the Mount is like a buried treasure. 

A few years ago, I spent the entire year studying the Sermon on the Mount. I typically choose a portion of scripture as my default focus for that calendar year. Last year it was Ephesians and this year it has been Psalms. As I began to dig through the 107 verse monologue St. Augustine called the Sermon on the Mount, I fell in love with the poetry, the power and the simplicity. It was something you could sink your life into. The Sermon had a sense of mystery about it, and yet was as clear as a fresh water pond. I truly fell in love with the Sermon’s ability to say many things at once and call me to application each time I read it. So after spending a year in Matthew 5-7, I wanted others to enjoy and fall in love with the greatest sermon ever preached. What do you love about the Sermon?

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