The spinning our lives experience when spiritual vertigo sets in can overwhelm and threaten to send us careening over the edge.
Forasteros calls us back to God’s story and onto more solid ground than ever.
Topsy-Turvy is written for the person who suddenly doesn’t know where their life is going. They have probably just experienced a major life change: a death, a failed relationship, an unexpected career change. They’ve just graduated from college, or decided college isn’t really for them. In a post-modern, post-Christian world, they’re open to the possibility that the Bible has answers, but they’re unsure what those answers look like. They are experiencing deep-seated dissatisfaction in their personal lives – either in their singleness or in their marriages, and in their professional lives. They’re not finding the fulfillment they thought these things would bring them, and they’re wondering if they’ve made bad decisions. They will have at least some college education and some background in church.
A secondary market will be pastors, teachers and friends looking for a way to connect with those outside the Church. Topsy-Turvy engages those asking deep, basically human questions and shows how the answers we find in the Scriptures are as fresh and relevant as the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
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JR. Forasteros is a popular blogger and ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He currently serves as the teaching pastor at the 1,000+ member Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene in Dayton, Ohio. In his decade of full-time ministry, he’s cultivated a reputation for thoughtfully presenting both Scripture and popular culture with clarity, humor and insight. He connects to those who are both inside and outside the Church, frequently building bridges between the two groups.
JR. Forasteros’ unique ability to illustrate biblical truths with engaging, relevant examples from popular culture, and to understand and critique messages said popular culture is sending using clear biblical teaching, has made him a prominent voice among those Christians who want to incarnate Jesus faithfully without condemning or ignoring the culture around us.