Daniel McNaughton, founder of Learning to Follow Ministries, is a consultant, coach, and trainer who helps leaders develop healthy, discipling, and multiplying churches. He planted Spring Valley Community Church, Royersford, Pennsylvania, serving as Lead Pastor from 2005 to 2011. Daniel was a professor at University of Valley Forge for 12 years and also served in staff pastor roles for more than 10 years in Boston, Buffalo, Toronto, and Pittsburgh. He earned his BA in Biblical Studies from Evangel University and MATS and PhD degrees in Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, respectively. He has been married to Amy for over 30 years and has two adult children, Cherisse and Seth.
Jane Abbate, founder of Messy Miracles, helps people who struggle with guilt, shame, and regret to recover from the past and lead fulfilling lives. A popular speaker and retreat leader, Jane spreads the hopeful message of God's forgiveness and love. She is the author of the healing book series, Where Do Broken Hearts Go? a certified professional coach and accomplished business executive, Jane runs a successful leadership and team development business. She makes her home with her husband, Bill, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.
On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions:The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?
Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance—the life you were meant to live.
Five benefits of knowing your purpose:It will explain the meaning of your life.It will simplify your life.It will focus your life.It will increase your motivation.It will prepare you for eternity.
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