Released in the UK March 2019
Released in the US March 2019
Trade paperback | 128 Pages
9781527102972 • £5.99 $8.99
BISAC – REL030000
All too often, our heads can feel like they are caught in a dark, lonely battle between what we want to do and what we know we should do. God feels distant and we feel dirty. The second book in the First Steps series tackles the fundamental, day–to–day difficulties experienced by every Christian, and looks at the question Why Did Life Just Get Harder?
Mez McConnell is the pastor for Niddrie Community Church, near Edinburgh. He is also the Director of 20schemes which is dedicated to revitalising and planting gospel churches in Scotland's poorest communities. Previously he was a missionary with street kids in Brazil. He is married and has two children.
If you want a book about the real and daily struggles of following Christ which pulls no punches, dodges no controversy, fudges no issue and gives it to you straight, then here it is.
Executive Director of the Acts 29 Network
Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate Mez not just as excellent philosopher and pastor, but as a practitioner. I’m excited about the role this book will play in discipling the very people this book was written for.
Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Atlanta, Georgia
Too many believe that Jesus is supposed to take away all of their problems. This book will help me explain to them that the spiritual life is war. Mez keeps it real and speaks truth. I love this guy.
Pastor, The Garden, Baltimore, Maryland
Mez is one of us and he writes like one of us. This shows as he communicates biblical truths in a way that hits the heart and mind whilst giving a realistic picture of the joy and struggles faced by Christians.
Pastor, New Life Church, Middlesbrough