By Robin T. Jennings
6 x 9 inches
Pub date: March 2020
Religion / Christianity
CAST A VISION FOR A NEW YOU. If ever there was a model for us and for living in this fast-paced world of ours, it has to be the life of St. Peter. If Jesus can transform this impulsive, conflicted, vacillating man into the greatest of our saints, then surely there is hope for you and me. We identify with Peter when he stumbles, falters, and makes a mistake. We marvel as he grows, develops, matures, and changes right before our eyes. Out of his very human nature a far deeper spiritual nature is revealed, and Peter is given a vision to live like never before.
What, then, is Peter's vision? It is a vision – a life plan – that encourages us to become participants in the divine nature of Jesus Christ. Participation means that we are active, involved, exercising, changing, and growing through everyday, ordinary activity. What makes this activity extraordinary is the grace and knowledge of our participation in the divine nature.
Robin T. Jennings takes us through this spiritual journey and shows us how St. Peter uniquely speaks to us today and, through his vision, we see our life in Christ and grow into a new and more fulfilling life.
About the Author
Robin T. Jennings served as rector of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Harrods Creek (Louisville), Kentucky, from 1983 to 2014. Jennings is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and the Shalem Center for Spiritual Direction, and he received his BA from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. A recipient of the prestigious Lily Endowment sabbatical grant, he is the author of several Bible commentaries for the Bible Reading Fellowship. In 2011, because of his lifetime of service to the church and larger community, Jennings was named one of the city's top religious leaders by Louisville Magazine. He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of four sons (one of whom is deceased), and they have been blessed with three lovely daughters-in-law and six wonderful grandchildren. They reside in Louisville.
To learn more about Robin T. Jennings, visit his website: www.robintjennings.com (coming soon).
"When Robin Jennings writes about life in Christ, he speaks from the heart and describes what he has experienced. His friends and parishioners know him well. His faithfulness, kindness, devotion to God, and joy are a lamp that cannot be hidden under a bushel. In this book, he tells us about the source of his joy, and he invites us to join him in his journey."
— Duane A. Garrett, John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful reflection on St. Peter in May You Live in Christ. I read it last evening with delight and personal benefit."
— The Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. Archbishop of Louisville