This is a different kind of presentation using short paragraphs, along with single-frame drawings (New Yorker-style) and multi-frame drawings (graphic novel-like) to advance its arguments.
A number of books were published in the last decade identifying the disconnect between what we understand our faith to be about compared to what the Bible seems to say. A long list of authors have weighed in; one or two have been widely influential. Only briefly, however, has anyone addressed the explicit behavior that blocks the way of spiritual growth and prevents initial steps toward discipleship. As a result, even if Christian readers acknowledge the disconnect, it is difficult for them to recognize opportunities for formation in their immediate experience.
The proposed project is designed to fill that void. Its aim is to be a wise and helpful guide to our blind spots and to do it with off-hand ease and humor. Any reader should be able to recognize the issues this book addresses from his or her own world in non-academic language and mass-market imagery to encourage Christians of all levels of reading interest.
As a practical help to Christians who are looking for ways to pinpoint what is wrong with all the things they’ve been told about the life of faith, this project has for broad appeal to individual readers, small groups, and congregations.