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The Secret Place of Thunder

Trading Our Need to Be Noticed for a Hidden Life with Christ

John Starke



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18 August 2023
"Why do we feel like we are always performing Where does this impulse come from

As John Starke shows in The Secret Place of Thunder, our modern world has internalized the idea that the markers of having an admirable and successful life are primarily visible. It leads us to believe that a sense of self-worth and identity are metrics to be displayed. The performance of the self has become more important than the reality. We live as if the most important things about us are to be performed before others; that our deepest happiness will come from being who others think we ought to be.

But when Jesus says, ""Do not practice your righteousness before others,"" he is leading us to believe that the most important things about us are hidden. How does the Bible lead us to live primarily before God How does Jesus lead us to wholeness

Jesus teaches us to live, not for the eyes of others or even for ourselves, but in the secret place where our Father in heaven sees and rewards."
Imprint:   Zondervan
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 212mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   217g
ISBN:   9780310139843
ISBN 10:   0310139848
Pages:   192
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Starke is the lead pastor at Apostles Church Uptown and lives with wife Jena and four children in New York City. He is the author of The Possibility of Prayer: Finding Stillness with God in a Restless World (IVP).

Reviews for The Secret Place of Thunder: Trading Our Need to Be Noticed for a Hidden Life with Christ

'The goal of our faith is not success, influence or impact. The goal of our faith is to live a life pleasing to God. In this beautiful book, John Starke paints a picture of how we can trade the shallow applause of our world for our depth of intimacy with God. A beautiful and refreshing read.' * <b> Jon Tyson, author of Beautiful Resistance, </b> *

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