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It’s been a while since I wrote anything. I guess this Thanksgiving has just been a restful and quiet time. I have been writing, but more journaling anything else.
I want to give a shout-out to my dear friend, and sort of adopted “dad” here in Oregon. He is the author of the book, The Porpoise Diving Life. You can read the whole thing online, but probably the coolest thing is that he just got it published on audio. Check it out here.
To give you an idea of where Bill’s heart is, I think this endorsement by Jim Henderson is great:
“Bill Dahl – God’s Screenwriter!“
“For a number of years I’ve been telling people to read the bible as if it were a movie. In his devotional for the discouraged Bill suggests something similar when he asks people to temporarily ignore what Jesus said and instead observe who he hung out with, where he walked and how he seemed to feel about his numerous interactions with ordinary people. Bill playfully transports us into a journey within God’s blue ocean through the life of a porpoise. He masterfully leads us deeper into the heart of God’s reality through the simple act of observing what is happening right in front of all of us. His insights and experience with the discouraged, wounded, curious and marginalized are poignant, humorous and above all very, very real. Bill is one of today’s spiritual revolutionaries who is attempting to rescue Jesus from religion and give him back to everyday people.
The Porpoise Diving Life explores what it looks like if we were more interested in being real than in being religious. Human beings want to know two things
1) That I am not alone
2) That I am not stupid (well not the only stupid person)
The Porpoise Diving Life provides a place for you to meet people who understand these feelings and fears and have resigned from religion and are exploring new ways of following Jesus that are real.”
By Jim Henderson – co-founder and Executive Director of Off The Map and the author of a.k.a. lost – connecting with the people Jesus misses most, and Jim & Casper Go To Church – Frank conversation about faith, churches, and well-meaning Christians. Jim is an innovative thinker and passionately committed to normalizing evangelism for ordinary Christians.