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If, like me, you don’t read books much and get bogged down with Christian service, this book will help you smile. Not just because it is enjoyable, contemporary and biblical, but because it reminds us that we are served by Jesus, who—as our Master, Friend, Husband and Brother—gives us every reason not to sink, but to smile.
- David Burrowes, Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate; Parliamentary Chairman of the Conservative Christian Fellowship
Serving without Sinking is a remarkable book by church-planter and first-time author John Hindley. With a disarming personal honesty and devastating aplomb, he diagnoses the rotten motivations that so commonly fuel Christian life and service, and shows how Christians can serve Christ with joy instead of resentment, reluctance or burn-out. I'm not aware of another book that manages to combine so much insight with such sheer, fun readability. All in all, it makes for a uniquely useful book for any Christian who is weary, bruised, or proud.
- Michael Reeves, Head of Theology, UCCF;
This fresh, warm, honest, book did me good. It is richly filled with grace, informed by a gritty realism, and shot through with pastoral perceptiveness. There is something in it for every Christian man and woman at every stage of life.
- Christopher Ash, Director of the Proclamation Trust's Cornhill Training Course and author of Pure Joy and Married for God
Buy it! Read it! Pass it on! The open heart surgery at the start is painful but necessary. After that, the route to joyful service is focussed entirely on Jesus' service of us, and will transform the way you think about your own service. I wish I'd read this book 20 years ago!
- Carrie Sandom, Associate Minister for Women and Pastoral Care at St John’s Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and author of Different by Design
John Hindley is convinced that dutiful religion is a surefire route to misery, guilt and failure. If we secretly think we need to pay God back for forgiveness and salvation, rather than enjoying Him as our Father and Great Treasure it shows we haven’t yet grasped the enormity of His grace. If you long to serve Jesus joyfully in love but don’t know how, this book will excite you with being Children of the Heavenly Father and part of the Bride of Christ. If serving God feels exhausting rather than restful it will help you rediscover his love and enjoy his goodness to you.
- Marcus Honeysett, Director of Living Leadership and author of Finding Joy and Meltdown