We run our website the way we wished the whole internet worked: we provide high quality original content with no ads. We are funded solely by your direct support. Please consider supporting this project.

DMCover

Difference Makers

Books about following Jesus often give the impression that “real” followers of Jesus are those who make radical sacrifices and do extraordinary things to impact their world. Difference Makers is a gift to the rest of us — us “ordinary” Jesus followers whose plate is full as we try to hold onto our 9 to 5 jobs, raise our kids, pay the bills, and make our marriages work.  In this insightful and immensely practical work, my good friend Scott Borne helps ordinary Christians become difference makers by showing us how to find God and join what he is doing in even the most apparently mundane aspects of our lives — e.g. in the way we change our baby’s diapers, mow the lawn, greet our neighbors, and conduct ourselves at our jobs.

What I especially love about Difference Makers is that Scott doesn’t just give us information; he goes further and provides a wealth of simple exercises and insightful practical tips to help us partner with God to transform ordinary moments into extraordinary opportunities to make a difference in our world. I don’t know any other book that is as helpful as Difference Makers in helping everyday people notice God and join what he is doing in the boring details of our ordinary lives.

If you’re one of those heroic Christians who have sold all your possessions to live in solidarity with the poor, this probably isn’t the book for you.  If you’re like the rest of us, however, and if you want your life to count, this is a book you really ought to read!

Category:
Tags: ,

Related Reading

Part 1 (of 15): Introduction — What’s Up With Jordan Peterson?

Assessing Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life” by Greg Boyd Over the last two years I have, with increasing frequency, been asked what I thought of the views of this maverick Canadian thinker named Jordan Peterson. Sometimes the question was asked by admirers, if not devotees, of his writings and (more commonly) of his online…

Podcast: What Are Your Thoughts on Jordan Peterson?

Greg and Dan critique Jordan Peterson’s book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.” Here is a link to that book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0358.mp3

Part 17 (of 20)- Jordan Peterson on God

Assessing Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules of Life “God, whoever or whatever he may be, is no simple granter of wishes.” Jordan Peterson In this post I would like to review and evaluate what Peterson has to say about God and in the following post I will do the same for what Peterson has to say…

Trinity and Process Endorsements

Endorsements: “Trinity and Process is meticulous in detail, fair in attitude and approach, and represents a genuine contribution to the study of process theology. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the ongoing debate over the nature of God in contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.” –Roger Olsen, Bethel College “This is the…

Tags:

Lord or Legend Endorsements and Reviews

Endorsements “Boyd and Eddy do not shy away from the tough historical, cultural, textual, and logical questions and their implications. Both those of a modernist and those of a postmodernist bent will find this a helpful clarification of issues relating to the truth about the historical Jesus.” –Ben Witherington III, professor of New Testament, Asbury…

Tags:

Seeing is Believing Endorsements and Reviews

Endorsements “The imagination is one of the great, untapped capacities of the Christian soul, and imaginative prayer is like diving into the ocean and discovering a world of wonders never before glimpsed or even guessed at. Read Seeing is Believing and discover the great gift from God that you may have been missing.” –Luci Shaw,…

Tags: