Brian Zahnd, Water to Wine: Some of My Story. Kindle Edition (Spello Press, January 11, 2016).
From time to time I come across books that seem real interesting to read, and sometimes they are a sweet deal. A few months ago I came across “Water to Wine: Some of My Story” by Brian Zahnd, but had a lot on my plate, so I put it on my list of books to buy in the future; and today I ran into this amazing deal! On Amazon it is currently free for Kindle only, for a limited amount of time.
I have yet to read it, and will be writing a review once I have finished it. Go download it, read it, and let’s talk about it together!
The book has a 5-star rating, as of now, with 98% of its reviews grading at 5 stars and 2% at 4-stars.
Here is the summary/description provided by Amazon:
Why would the pastor of a large and successful church risk everything in a quest to find a richer, deeper, fuller Christianity? In Water To Wine Brian Zahnd tells his story of disenchantment with pop Christianity and his search for a more substantive faith.
“I was halfway to ninety—midway through life—and I had reached a full-blown crisis. Call it garden variety mid-life crisis if you want, but it was something more. You might say it was a theological crisis, though that makes it sound too cerebral. The unease I felt came from a deeper place than a mental file labeled “theology.” I was wrestling with the uneasy feeling that the faith I had built my life around was somehow deficient. Not wrong, but lacking. It seemed watery, weak. In my most honest moments I couldn’t help but notice that the faith I knew seemed to lack the kind of robust authenticity that made Jesus so fascinating. And I had always been utterly fascinated by Jesus. What I knew was that the Jesus I believed in warranted a better Christianity than what I was familiar with. I was in Cana and the wine had run out. I needed Jesus to perform a miracle.” –Water To Wine