A Mile Wide
By Brandon Hatmaker
Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith
“I’ve felt it, we probably all have. We go through weeks, months, and even years of feeling that there must be more to faith than what we’re experiencing. We seek deeper relationships, bigger life changes, a more significant purpose, and more intimacy with God. We crave more depth but can’t seem to find it.” – from the introduction
What if what we’ve come to know about faith is just a glimpse of what God has in mind? What if our nagging feeling that there’s got to be more is actually meant to lead us into deeper waters? Brandon Hatmaker knows about this longing. Through his various leadership roles in the church, he has experienced the shallows but has also found depth in unexpected places: on a plane heading to Africa, in a hotel parking lot encountering discipleship as never before, in a backroom biker “church” discovering a new kind of community.
In A Mile Wide, Hatmaker invites those of us tired of living Sunday to Sunday, exhausted by a mile-wide-but-an-inch-deep religion, to gain a fresh perspective on everything we think we know about faith – from identity to discipleship to community to doing justice and more. By taking a second look at how the gospel works in us and continues to work through us, we will find it has the power to change everything.