Well, I’m happy to announce that today is the official release of my newest book, Better Off Without Jesus. Â This has been a completely different type of writing project for me. Â Mainly because, well, it’s personal. Â It’s my story of trying to decipher God’s voice in midst of the biggest trial I’ve ever had to go through.
It’s not too often the FBI shows up at your door to ask you “questions” and sifts through all your financial records, etc.
It’s not too often that a friend commits fraud against you, causing you to lose everything.
And, if you haven’t noticed, the bible doesn’t directly address how to overcome or work through that sort of stuff. Â This is the sort of thing that leaves us in the land of ambiguity, trying to decipher what God wants us to do. Â But, and it’s a BIG ‘but,’ we all want to hear God speak to us. Â We all want to know what He is saying.
For some that sounds weird. Â But the bottom line is we know God can speak to us…but struggle with insecurity in our own ability to discern whether or not it’s actually Him. Â Anyway, here is what a few people have said about the book:
How do we know when it’s the Spirit or just our emotions? Â We have all made foolish decisions by mistaking our feelings for God’s leading. Â Those decisions often lead to pain and regret. Â My friend Chuck does a great job of explaining the process of joining Scripture with the Spirit’s leading in order to honor Christ in our decisions. Â This is a much needed tool in a time when so many lack discernment.
It took me forever to finish this book because I kept wanting to put it down to pray. Â This book did not leave me with the desire to know “about” the Holy Spirit, it made me want to get on my hands and knees and experience Him personally. In fact, I had sent it to the rest of the guys in my band before I even finished reading it!
_Mike Donehey, lead singer of Tenth Avenue North
How do you know what God is telling you to do? Sometimes we make it awkward or mysterious, but in Better Off Without Jesus Chuck Bomar makes it street-level practical by letting us into his own experience of trying to figure out the right next steps for situations in his life.
_Reggie Joiner, Founder and CEO of Orange
Chuck brings practical truth and insight to what is often a neglected or confusing part of the Christian life.Â I firmly believe if we would practice what Chuck writes about in this book our lives, and thus our churches, would be incredibly changed.
_Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus But Not The Church, and pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA.
“Better Off Without Jesus” helps many of us who never know what to say when someone tells us “God told me”. Chuck helps bring the issues of spiritual living and biblical discernment into the adventure of living in the Kingdom in a way that moves people toward a deeper spirituality as they follow Jesus.
_Rick McKinley-Â author ofÂ This Beautiful MessÂ and Kingdom Called Desire