A Quest For More: Living For Something Bigger Than You by Paul David Tripp
About: A Quest for More.
Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God's bigger kingdom. The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their "little kingdom" attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God's expansive and soul-freeing eternal quest.
Tripp demonstrates through sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be "glory junkies;" those whose visionary lives are governed by God's grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self-interested confines. Writes the author, "It is a fundamental denial of your humanity to narrow the size of your life to the size of your own existence, because you were created to be an "above and more" being. You were made to be transcendent." Tripp then shows Christians how to "transcend" through daily, moment-by-moment, practical methodology that transforms individuals into the image of Christ.
It is within this purpose-driven framework, this "Quest for More", that Paul Tripp compels believers to see beyond the worldly deception of personal achievement, success, materialism, in order to break free from this ungodly fulfillment that is too easily satisfied with a mediocre walk with Christ. Instead the author invites committed sojourners to a life characterized by an unyielding passion that pursues God simply for the pleasure of his glorious company and in the process, affect eternal change in a hurting, hopeless world.
"Many people have read books about purpose or meaning in life, only to find their hearts were still restless, longing for something more. As you read this book, I suspect you will find yourself saying, “Yes! That’s it! This guy gets it!” Paul David Tripp not only understands the longing of the human heart for something more, he skillfully leads each one of us to the “above and more” for which we were created.
Bob Lepine, Cohost, FamilyLife Today
The kingdom of self or the kingdom of God: which will we pursue on a daily basis? Paul Tripp offers a compelling challenge to pursue God’s with King Christ at the center! Then we will understand the purpose for which we were created. Then we will live a life that truly makes a difference.
Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
About the Author
Paul David Tripp, M.Div., D.Min., is the President of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This mission leads Paul to weekly speaking engagements around the world. In addition, Paul is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a best-selling author who has written numerous books on Christian living. He has been married for many years to Luella and they have four grown children.