This fictional delight is about the healing and abundant life that comes when we learn to submit ourselves entirely to God and God's kingdom in this life. Anthony Perry uses real life experiences in a fictional backdrop to create a life changing and transforming work. This book will challenge and stretch your view and beliefs about what it means to be a Christian.
What is a Christian? Is a Christian a follower of Christ? Are they practitioners of a diverse Christian religion? Maybe they are those who live a certain Way, believe and follow a certain Truth, and participate in a certain Life.
Throughout the history of Christianity movements in the church have begun when the church placed emphasis on particulars within the Christian faith. Many times these particulars grew out of a certain cultural or sociological need.
Industrialism brought out the need for Christians to meet the modern man in his new environment and changing culture. The great awakening brought life to a lifeless religion. The focus on justice and equality took reign during the civil war and the civil rights movement.
What about today?
This book originally was intended to focus on another emphasis in the Christian religion of my day and time. This was the emphasis of purpose and meaning. It was also meant to help the non-Christian understand Christian views of life and belief.
Part of the desire to write this book grew of my own disdain for our culture’s misrepresentation of all Christians and the religion we live.
Once again I have felt moved to alter the focus and direction of this writing. I needed less of me and my pet peeves and more of Him. In fact this is my new, but old direction of emphasis.
It is a main scriptural emphasis. “We are being built into a spiritual house,” and “Blessed are the Poor,” are a few scriptures behind this new, but old emphasis.
Part of my inspiration for writing comes from a group of teens that met at my church on Saturday nights for a service sponsored by what I called the “Poor House Ministry.” The emphasis was for us to learn in these meetings what it means to be a Poor House for the Lord.
This is a story of people who learn what it means to become a Poor House for Christ, as they face the culture and world views that have been impressed upon them through the educational system and multimedia of our day.
It is the painful process of learning to decrease, so Christ may increase in their life. It is painful because we must die to ourselves, so that we can be resurrected in Christ.
Ultimately this book is about the healing and life found in surrendering to God. It describes in story form what I believe Western Christianity has become, what it needs to become, and how our church and world might change if we let God transform our lives.
It is my intention for this book to challenge you and teach you, but most importantly to change you.
Pray for me and I will pray for you. Pray that God will grant us the grace and fortitude to become Poor Houses, so that together we may become rich in Him.