Indermark issues a wise and gracious call to live a “Godward” life - that is, to journey towards God as though towards home, fueled by a radical hope in God’s justice, guidance, and unifying love.
Indermark identifies the familiar longing for intimacy with God as a kind of yearning for home. In this powerful, hope-filled work, he assures readers that the journey towards God is already a journey with God – and is a kind of homecoming all along the way.
Indermark’s chapter on the Prodigal Son and Loving Father serves as the linchpin of his thought. Out if this parable emerges all his main ideas about hope and homecoming: God, always true to the Covenant, holds open a loving, just, and transforming kind of grace that draws us into relationship. And that relationship can and does change the world, since the children of God, fearless and forgiven, can extend the same love, justice, and transforming grace that they experience. It’s a wildly hopeful vision, but Indermark encourages readers to put everything on the line in living out this real and risky hope.
Included are excellent daily exercises and scripture readings in addition to well-conceived plans for nine weeks of small group meetings. Whether one is reading alone or in a group, these guides are a great help in “living Godward.”
For those who feel stuck in their faith journey or who appreciate a challenge to faithful living.