Unseen Footprints

Among the books I’ve re-read this year has been ‘Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life‘ by Sheridan Voysey kindly sent to me by SU Australia. It’s a fantastic read and is very much an evangelistic book for contemporary western society. Instead of starting with proving God, it looks for evidence of him in our world – his footprints.

In many ways it offers a similar approach to Tom Wright’s ‘Simply Christian’. But whereas Tom’s book is like CS Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’, Sheridan’s book is at a more popular and engaging level. There is a fantastic chapter in it all about our vision of the future and how it shapes life in the present.

‘God dreams that we become all he designed us to be, with all our individual flair and talent realised, But he wants even more for us. He dreams of us embodying the luminous character of Jesus Christ, “our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.” God dreams of that flame of faith within us growing until we become people of light.’ (p135)

and then he goes on to say that we are called to transform this world by doing 4 things

Imitating the genorosity of God
Expressing the life of God
Cultivating the heart of God
Celebrating the love of God

This so much echoes the challenge and call to missional community that I feel.


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