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In Search of Deep Faith Winner Of A 2013 Leadership Journal Book Award Best Of The Best In The Leader S Inner Life Category Why Bother With The Christian Faith In The Post Christian World, Doubt And Skepticism Come Naturally To Us Many Have Given Up On Faith Of Any Kind, Finding It Shallow And Unsatisfying But Still We Yearn For We Hope For Our Children S Futures We Long For Lives That Are Meaningful, Even Eternal Grappling With His Own Questions, Jim Belcher Set Out On A Quest To See How The Christian Faith Faces The Challenges Of The Modern World And Answers The Cries Of The Human Soul Seeking Renewal After A Draining Season Of Life, He And His Family Spent A Year Traveling Through Europe, Exploring The Faith That Has Shaped Civilizations Throughout The Centuries They Rediscovered Key Figures, Places And Events In The History Of Christianity, From C S Lewis S Life At Oxford To Dietrich Bonhoeffer S Death In A Concentration Camp Through The Experiences Of William Wilberforce, Vincent Van Gogh, Corrie Ten Boom And Others, Belcher Saw Glimpses Of Insight, Beauty And Courage That Transcended Human Limitations He Found Himself Surprised By Joy And Compelled By Faith Whether You Are Giving Up On Christianity Or Encountering It For The First Time, You Are Invited To Come Along On This Pilgrimage Even If You Are Unsure Of The Destination, The Journey Itself May Take You Far Deeper Than You Could Ever Imagine FROM THE AUTHOR The Story Of In Search Of Deep Faith By Jim Belcher After Almost 20 Years Pastoring Two Congregations, Raising Four Children And Finishing My First Book, I Was Tired And Worn Down Out Of Gas I Needed To Make A Change, To Find A Way To Regain My Passion For My Calling While I Was Exhausted, My Wife And I Were Also Worried About Our Four Children And Whether They Were Developing A Strong Enough Faith To Last A Lifetime Were They Being Influenced By The Culture Around Them The Media, Materialism And Friends Than By The Story Of Christianity And Its Reality In Their Lives Then We Hit On An Idea What If We Traveled On A Pilgrimage For A Year To England And Europe, And Studied And Experienced The Biographies And Places Of Some Of The Great Heroes Of The Faith People Like C.S Lewis, Sheldon Vanauken, William Wilberforce, Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer And Maria Von Trapp Maybe This Could Get My Passion Back For My Calling And At The Same Time Help My Children Develop A Deeper Faith A Faith That Shaped Their Imaginations And Identities And Futures So We Left The Comforts Of Orange County, Ca And Moved To Oxford, England We Didn T Have Any Definite Plans But Upon Arriving We Discovered That A Pilgrimage Has Three Components To Rediscover Our Roots, To Understand That Life Is A Journey And To Know Our Ultimate Destination These Three Ideas Became Our Inspiration, Shaping The Themes We Pursued, Revealing The Heroes We Studied, And Steering Us Across Time And Place And As The Pilgrimage Unfolded, Day By Day, Month By Month, What We Learned And Experienced Over The Year Would Startle Us And Surprise Us And Change Us Forever In Search Of Deep Faith Is The Record Of This Pilgrimage, An Unfolding Drama Marked By Suspense And Intrigue I Hope You Will Take The Journey With Us And Go Deeper Into The Faith Than You Could Ever Imagine.


10 thoughts on “In Search of Deep Faith

  1. says:

    Out of the Frying Pan In Search of Deep FaithWhen I accepted the copy of Jim Belcher s latest book in exchange for a review, I had no idea that it was an invitation to such an enormous challenge What s the big deal, right Just read it, and critique it Sure, that s what you re getting here, but this is NOT where it ends.I met the Belcher family while they attended ICCP during their stay in Provence, and was intrigued by Jim s intentions to study his heroes of the Christian faith during a sabb Out of the Frying Pan In Search of Deep FaithWhen I accepted the copy of Jim Belcher s latest book in exchange for a review, I had no idea that it was an invitation to such an enormous challenge What s the big deal, right Just read it, and critique it Sure, that s what you re getting here, but this is NOT where it ends.I met the Belcher family while they attended ICCP during their stay in Provence, and was intrigued by Jim s intentions to study his heroes of the Christian faith during a sabbatical year with his family in tow, no less We ve been witnesses to expatriate families for many years, but none with such a clear plan at least, none that were still holding true to that plan six months on Expectations often g...


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    Jim Belcher and his family were at a crossroads He d spent ten years pastoring a church from its very beginnings into a thriving congregation He made the bold decision to resign His wife needed a respite from the bubble of pastoral ministry And he was facing a significant question as a parent how do I help my children come to own a deep faith in their own lives, not just an inherited faith that disappears when one is removed from a Christian social context, but an enduring faith Belcher s Jim Belcher and his family were at a crossroads He d spent ten years pastoring a church from its very beginnings into a thriving congregation He made the bold decision to resign His wife needed a respite from the bubble of pastoral ministry And he was facing a ...


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    Remarkable This book took me by surprise My wife bought it for me speculatively thinking that I might enjoy it after noticing the references to CS Lewis and Bonhoeffer on the back cover Yet so many books try to establish a link with those classic authors in promotional material that I ve begun to be wary of it.Part journal, part travelogue, this book covers the author s year out, mid life, to visit places of significa...


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    This is an excellent book which is worthy of being on every bookshelf Belcher chronicles his family s journey on their sabbatical sharing details which everyone can learn from Belcher goes back and forth between their personal story and the historical ...


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    I m going to miss this book which took me by surprise how many ways it connected with my life It is advertised as a book about a family pilgrimage into Europe, which it is, but it is also a book that makes fine devotional reading about various people of the faith we can and should learn from It is especially helpful for parents and all those shaping young minds as well At the same time the themes it wrestled with weren t simple or pedestrian, but concerned death, martyrdom, imprisonment, war, I m going to miss this book which took me by surprise how many ways it connected with my life It is advertised as a book about a family pilgrimage into Europe, which it is, but it is also a book that makes fine devotional reading about various people of the faith we can and should learn from It is especially helpful for parents and all those shaping young minds as well At the same time the themes it wrestled with weren t simple or pedestrian, but concerned death, martyrdom, imprisonment, war, concentration camps, and other forms of suffering all the while somehow deeply inspiring and hopeful The first part is a time for the family in England struggling with homeschooling and the second part is a tour across France and Germany to selected sites to learn about deep faith in trying circumstances Belcher really loves his subject matter and takes time to tell the stories in riveting wa...


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    In 2010, after years of church ministry, Jim Belcher was worn out and spread thin, like butter, scraped over too much bread, to use the line from The Lord of the Rings.So along with his family, he set off for a year in England and Europe, not as a vacation so much as a field trip They visited important sites in the history of Christianity, while reflecting on the lives and teachings of their spiritual heroes familiar people like C.S Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Corrie ten Boom, and William Wi In 2010, after years of church ministry, Jim Belcher was worn out and spread thin, like butter, scraped over too much bread, to use the line from The Lord of the Rings.So along with his family, he set off for a year in England and Europe, not as a vacation so much as a field trip They visited important sites in the history of Christianity, while reflecting on the lives and teachings of their spiritual h...


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    I read Deep Church when I started doing vocational ministry and it absolutely shaped my approach to ministry so I began to read this book with very high expectations It s safe to say that my expectations were met, and even exceeded.As the title implies this book is about a Pilgrimage, specifically a pilgrimage in search of deep faith Belcher s pilgrimage takes him on a journey to ensure that his roots are deeper, his maps are better, and his destination is clearer 291 Roots, Journey I read Deep Church when I started doing vocational ministry and it absolutely shaped my approach to ministry so I began to read this book with very high expectations It s safe to say that my expectations were met, and even exceeded.As the title implies this book is about a Pilgrimage, specifically a pilgrimage in search of deep faith Belcher s pilgrimage takes him on a journey to ensure that his roots are deeper, his maps are better, and his destination is clearer 291 Roots, Journey, and Destination are what this book is about.As you begin reading, you are immediately thrown in to a tense situation you find Belcher and his family stuck in an RV in a shady part of Poland, looking for Bonhoeffer s secret seminary at Finkenwalde The rest of the book is filled with that same sort of susp...


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    Thus says the Lord Stand by the roads, and look,and ask for the ancient paths,where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls Jeremiah 6 16 I want to go was my immediate reaction to reading the first sentences of In Search of Deep Faith In these pages Jim Belcher draws readers into the lives of his family on a year long pilgrimage to Oxford, England, and then continental Europe During this year they explore the history and practice of Christianity through the lives of Thus says the Lord Stand by the roads, and look,and ask for the ancient paths,where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls Jeremiah 6 16 I want to go was my immediate reaction to reading the first sentences of In Search of Deep Faith In these pages Jim Belcher draws readers into the lives of his family on a year long pilgrimage to Oxford, England, and then continental Europe During this year they explore the history and practice of Christianity through the lives of people, the places they ve live, and their stories of faith The stories that draw this family on pilgrimage aren t mere academic exercises, b...


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    IN SEARCH IF DEEP FAITH is difficult to describe It is a travel book, a book about parenting, a theological reflection, and an attempt to connect with the Christian past Belcher pulls all of these elements together successfully After ten years of building a church in southern California, Belcher felt a need to refresh and deepen his Christian faith and find ways to help his children develop a faith that would enable them to resist the influences that cause so many young people to leave the ch IN SEARCH IF DEEP FAITH is difficult to describe It is a travel book, a book about parenting, a theological reflection, and an attempt to connect with the Christian past Belcher pulls all of these elements together successfully After ten years of building a church in southern California, Belcher felt ...


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    This is a remarkable book chronicling the journey of the author s family as they set out on a modern Pilgrim s Progress Beginning in Oxford, where they study the lives of luminaries such as CS Lewis, William Wilberforce and Sheldon Vanauken, they continue through stories of suffering found in the lives of Corrie Ten Boom, van Gogh, and communities which suffered as they hid Jews from the Nazis The book concludes with reflections on destination, inspired by Bonhoeffer and Maria von Trapp Jim B This is a remarkable book chronicling the journey of the author s family as they set out on a modern Pilgr...


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