“The spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith are like a ghanat(an underground irrigation system) for your suburb. They are the only means of staying awake to the thicker life amid the toxic fumes of the suburban life. “ The thicker life in Jesus. It is what I like to call living in “the kingdom”.
The true life is not possessed by the things we own, or buy but by who we are in the quiet. It is the unseen that marks us and grounds us in the midst of everyday life. This book is a wealth of knowledge in identifying spiritual toxins and the disciplines needed to implement in order to counteract them. We are not alone in our feelings of busyness or isolation among crowds of people. It is a cultural phenomenon that slowly and quietly eats you alive until you wake up one day wondering how you got to where you are.
This book calls a spade a spade in a funny way that every American can relate with. He pokes fun at himself and gives “exercises” that even the author uses. None of us are immune from checking out to “easy” living in the suburbs. This book calls us to another standard and gives us practical tips on moving past the death of the suburbs and into a thicker, fuller life based in the reality of Jesus.