The Eternal Current is a book that will change the conversation in many churches today. Aaron Niequist weaves the personal and the communal together, as he shares his spiritual journey that ultimately gave rise to The Practice, a weekly worship gathering affiliated with Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, IL.
Niequist paints the portrait of a “practice-based faith”—one that is anchored in ancient personal and communal spiritual practices such as daily prayer (the Daily Office & the Examen), engagement with Scripture (Lectio Divina), weekly Eucharist, etc. These practices keep us from drowning, Neiquist says, when swimming in the swirling current of Grace. But these practices aren’t just for our enrichment: they are engaged “for the sake of others.” A practice-based faith is not just another church growth scheme; it is a path that leads to spiritual transformation as the Kingdom becomes a living reality in our midst.
If you’ve ever felt “there must be more” to Church than just showing up on Sunday morning, singing a few songs, putting some money in the offering plate and shaking the minister’s hand on the way out the door after the service, then this is the book for you!