Recapturing the Wonder

by Mike Cosper     |     Book Summary


Author: Mike Cosper
Publisher: IVP
Date: July 14, 2017
Pages: 180

Book Summary of Recapturing the Wonder by Mike Cosper


The modern world has become a difficult place to live in while believing in a world beyond what we can see and touch. 

As we grow up, our world seems enchanted. There is the possibility of magic. But as we head into adulthood we encounter the world in a new way. It becomes a world of the material, and even Christians often live as though miracles and magic are gone.

“This is an age where our sense of spiritual possibility, transcendence, and the presence of God has been drained out.” (p. 4)

There is a reason for this. Modern thought has championed the material. Naturalistic ideologies have taken hold. Science has redefined knowledge as fact-appropriation.

All of this conditions and trains us to expect a dis-enchanted world. God becomes either another object of informational knowledge or an out-of-reach possibility in ordinary life. He might show up sometimes, but is fundamentally disconnected from our everyday life.

The wonder of life with God, though, is that He invites us back into an enchanted world, infused with His presence and charged with the possibility of encountering Him. 

How does He do that? That’s what Recapturing the Wonder is about!





Recapturing the Wonder

by Mike Cosper

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Recapturing the Wonder by Mike Cosper

AuthorMike Cosper
PublisherIVP
DateJuly 14, 2017
Pages180


Overview:

The modern world has become a difficult place to live in while believing in a world beyond what we can see and touch. 

As we grow up, our world seems enchanted. There is the possibility of magic. But as we head into adulthood we encounter the world in a new way. It becomes a world of the material, and even Christians often live as though miracles and magic are gone.

“This is an age where our sense of spiritual possibility, transcendence, and the presence of God has been drained out.” (p. 4)

There is a reason for this. Modern thought has championed the material. Naturalistic ideologies have taken hold. Science has redefined knowledge as fact-appropriation.

All of this conditions and trains us to expect a dis-enchanted world. God becomes either another object of informational knowledge or an out-of-reach possibility in ordinary life. He might show up sometimes, but is fundamentally disconnected from our everyday life.

The wonder of life with God, though, is that He invites us back into an enchanted world, infused with His presence and charged with the possibility of encountering Him. 

How does He do that? That’s what Recapturing the Wonder is about!