Everybody Needs Some Cave Time (ePUB)
Author Jorge Acevedo
With unbridled honesty, pastor Jorge Acevedo explores the “caves” we all experience in life – anger, fear, depression, temptation, grief, hopelessness, and death – and how these caves can be a surprising place where we discover hope, redemption, and space to be with God.
Life is unpredictable, messy, and hard – and most of us are ill-equipped to deal with the difficult seasons of life. We live in denial and avoid our emotions, turn to addictions and compulsions to numb the pain, or try to white knuckle our way through it (because we think that’s what “good Christians” do). But the truth is that the only way out of pain is through it. We have to walk into the caves of life – the painful experiences and emotions that are part of being human – because when we do, we find that God wants to meet us there. In Everybody Needs Some Cave Time, pastor Jorge Acevedo explores with unbridled honesty the “caves” we all experience in life – anger, fear, depression, temptation, grief, hopelessness, and death – and the way that these caves can be a surprising place where we find hope, redemption, and space to be with God. Weaving together powerful anecdotes from people in Scripture; personal stories of addiction, recovery, loss, and healing; and a wise faith that has withstood the ups and downs of life, Acevedo connects us to our own humanity and the humanity of Jesus who invites us into the cave of resurrection where we can find new life. Everybody Needs Some Cave Time will help you embrace the messiness of life, live in the tension of pain and joy, and discover how God can form your character even in dark seasons. Without denying, dismissing, or avoiding pain, you will learn how to use it to develop more capacity for hope and a spiritual resilience that will transform you into the person you were created to be.