Author(s): Drew Nathan Dyck
In our increasingly shallow, self-centered world, quaint notions such as timeless truth and reverence for a holy, awe-inspiring God seem irretrievably lost. They're not.
Many of us have fashioned a domesticated deity--a casual, malleable source of love and good feelings as we define them--and yet our spiritual lives are sedate, dry, devoid of passion or purpose.
Even so, today's postmodern epidemic of rampant restlessness--and our failed, often destructive attempts to ease it--may be evidence of an ancient ache, a deep hunger for transcendence in all of us.
Drew Nathan Dyck makes a compelling case that the more we all seek is available by knowing and worshiping the dangerous God of Scripture--a God who is paradoxically untamable and accessible, impossibly mysterious and intimately knowable, above and beyond our physical world yet powerfully present within it. He is a God who beckons us to see him with fresh eyes and let him lead us to a faith that is wild, adventurous, and rooted in a deep understanding of his eternal character.
Yawning at Tigers charts a course away from the "safe" harbor of sanitized, predictable Christianity, into deeper waters where, yes, danger lurks, but where God's majesty, love, and power finally become more real and transformative than we could have imagined.
"A needed corrective to self-indulgent Christianity." Philip Yancey
"A stirring challenge." Lee Strobel
"A strong antidote against a domesticated God." Matthew Lee Anderson
Drew Nathan Dyck is managing editor of Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today. His work has been featured in USA Today, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Times. He is a frequent speaker at pastor conferences and on TV and radio programs in the US and Canada. He holds an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives with his wife, Grace, and son, Athanasius, in the Chicago area.