A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created To Be
My friend Eric Bryant has a new project coming out today called A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created To Be.
You may know of Eric from his work at Gateway Church in Austin or at Mosaic in Los Angeles or from his previous book Not Like Me: A Field Guide for Influencing a Diverse World (also known as Peppermint-Filled Pinatas).
I asked Eric to tell us about his new project and what makes it unique. Here are some of his thoughts:
Mike: What is A Fruitful Life all about?
Eric: In front of one of the largest crowds he ever encountered, Jesus shared a message of hope for our future. He shared the parable of the soils which describes the possibility that our lives could become fruitful. In the Scriptures, to be fruitful means experiencing a transformed life (fruit of the Spirit) and transforming the lives of others ("a harvest among you").
Too often, we settle for mediocrity. Instead, we need to pursue our destiny as described by Jesus - a life with unlimited potential to make a difference in the lives of others.
Our fears, weaknesses, past mistakes, regrets, background, and the trials we face do not have to keep us from being fruitful.
A Fruitful Life will help you with the following:
- Discover your calling.
- Make decisions using a grid for hearing God's voice
- Overcome the most painful moments of life.
- Make progress in areas where you are most tempted.
- Experience renewal and bring change to others.
Mike: Those are some bold claims!
More on Eric:Dr. Eric Michael Bryant serves with Gateway Church in Austin as the team leader for Central and South Austin and as part of the teaching team. Known for their mottos: “no perfect people allowed” and “come as you are, but don’t stay that way.”
Eric coaches church planters and campus pastors, teaches on Post Christian Ministry, and leads a cohort for a Doctorate of Ministry in Missional Effectiveness through Bethel Seminary where he earned his Doctorate of Ministry in Entrepreneurial Leadership. More on these opportunities can be found here.