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The Listening Road: One Man's Ride Across America To Start ConversationsAbout God

by Neil Tomba

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PUBLISHED: 1st June 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781400224593
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  • Hardcover
    $42.19
PUBLISHED: 1st June 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781400224593

Publisher Description

The true story of one man's remarkable journey biking across the United States, engaging with people from all walks of life in conversations about faith, disillusionment, purpose, and Jesus--and his hope-filled discovery that even in the most divisive climate, connection is possible. As a pastor in Dallas, Texas, Neil Tomba noticed a disturbing trend among people in his church--they were finding it increasingly difficult to speak about God to those outside of the church. In 2019 he decided to set an example for his congregation and set out to bike across the United States, speaking--and, more importantly, listening--to strangers from all walks of life about faith, their experiences, and matters of the soul. Along the way, he discovered people were eager to share, largely because they were unaccustomed to anyone wanting to listen. He began to wonder, What if, instead of rushing to judgment, or to provide answers to people's questions, we could approach everyone--family, friends, coworkers, strangers--in a way that was based on our relationship with God? Loved. Invited. Accepted. Welcomed. The Listening Road is a timely journey of what it looks like to meet people precisely where they are, to find meaning and substance by listening to their stories without judgement, and to lead conversation out of curiosity and love. Real conversation and connection is possible, even in this tense and fraught time, when we create spaces of grace and enter in with the intent to listen.

Long Description

The true story of one man's remarkable journey biking across the United States, engaging with people from all walks of life in conversations about faith, disillusionment, purpose, and Jesus--and his hope-filled discovery that even in the most divisive climate, connection is possible. As a pastor in Dallas, Texas, Neil Tomba noticed a disturbing trend among people in his church--they were finding it increasingly difficult to speak about God to those outside of the church. In 2019 he decided to set an example for his congregation and set out to bike across the United States, speaking--and, more importantly, listening--to strangers from all walks of life about faith, their experiences, and matters of the soul. Along the way, he discovered people were eager to share, largely because they were unaccustomed to anyone wanting to listen. He began to wonder, What if, instead of rushing to judgment, or to provide answers to people's questions, we could approach everyone--family, friends, coworkers, strangers--in a way that was based on our relationship with God? Loved. Invited. Accepted. Welcomed. The Listening Road is a timely journey of what it looks like to meet people precisely where they are, to find meaning and substance by listening to their stories without judgement, and to lead conversation out of curiosity and love. Real conversation and connection is possible, even in this tense and fraught time, when we create spaces of grace and enter in with the intent to listen.

Product Details

Author
Neil Tomba
Short Title
The Listening Road
Pages
320
Publisher
Thomas Nelson
Language
English
Year
2021
ISBN-10
1400224594
ISBN-13
9781400224593
Format
Hardcover
Subtitle
One Man's Ride Across America to Start Conversations about God
Audience
General/Trade
Publication Date
2021-06-01
UK Release Date
2021-07-08
Country of Publication
United States
AU Release Date
2021-07-08
NZ Release Date
2021-07-08
US Release Date
2021-07-08
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