New book is a metaphor about the intentional efforts one needs to make for developing an intimate and meaningful relationship with God
Over the years, F. C. Vogt has pursued truth and spirituality in numerous ways. This has lead him down various paths of learning and experience. He wanted to write about these in a way that might be helpful to fellow travelers on this journey. He wanted to leave whatever mark he could in the pursuit of spiritual formation, as it has been so important to him. Writing about them in the wide lens of faith gave him a broad context that would include all of what he considers as necessary components of a rich spiritual life.
“Four Legs and a Stretcher: Constructing an Intentional Faith that Leads to Godliness” (published by Archway Publishing) is a metaphor about the intentional efforts one needs to make for developing an intimate and meaningful relationship with God, which Vogt considers to be the purpose of faith. A second metaphor woven through the chapters of the book describe growing in faith as a spiritual journey that can be purposefully and successfully navigated if one is properly equipped. Throughout the book, readers will find anecdotes and highlights from Vogt’s life that will make their journey of faith relevant and achievable.
“Faith is God’s method for bringing humanity into consecrated fellowship with Him. Relative to this, faith is, at its core, about the presence of God in our lives. Faith determines the degree to which our knowledge of God develops into a relationship with God. Faith measures how we respond to that, deepen our understanding of it, and change our lives because of it,” Vogt points out.
When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Vogt answers, “God wants every part of us, but especially our hearts. And a heart centered practice of building and growing in godly faith is what I hope to convey through the scriptures, some thoughts by other writers, some metaphors that have helped me, and some stories about the personal way God has been involved in drawing me to Him. I pray that the words on these pages will speak to your heart and have a helpful effect on your perspective and understanding of your faith journey.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/839761-four-legs-and-a-stretcher
“Four Legs and a Stretcher: Constructing an Intentional Faith that Leads to Godliness”
By F. C. Vogt
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781665727044
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781665727051
E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781665727068
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
F. C. Vogt has been a professional furniture conservator and maker for almost 50 years. He has been pursuing spiritual truth since his teenage years, studying philosophy, apologetics, and systematic theology both academically and informally. This is his first book.
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