God Kills: Spirituality of a Christian Pragmatist by Art GrecoGod Kills: Spirituality of a Christian Pragmatist by Art Greco

God Kills: Spirituality of a Christian Pragmatist

byArt Greco

Paperback | March 18, 2014

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Art Greco is discovering that God kills and the devil gives life - that Christ is in the business of destroying and Satan is in the business of sustaining. While God seeks to kill that which should not be allowed to live in us, Satan tries to breathe life into it. Perhaps that's why he finds himself addressing God in a rather strange way when he prays lately, using a much less common title, his dominant title in a dying man's life: 'Oh dear Holy Assassin: Be loving enough to eliminatewhat pollutes my heart and erodes my soul. And when the day comes that I attempt to annul this contract, to withdraw the permission I now give, listen instead to the instructions of Your own headstrong mercy. Swallow hard, breathe deep, take aim, and pull trigger. Amen.'
Art Greco is a teaching pastor at Marin Covenant Church in San Rafael, California. He and his wife of 35 years, Brenda, have three adult children.
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Title:God Kills: Spirituality of a Christian PragmatistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Roundtree PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937359646

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shades of Wormwood Art Greco, Phd. is a talented pastor-writer who carefully crafted this thoughtful masterpiece on spirituality. His inside out and upside down approach keeps the reader coming back for more. Greco deals with hard issues of walking a consistent Christian life while uncovering his own relationship to God who fights for the author's soul while Satan feeds the cravings and desires of his flesh. As a pastor he reveals his struggles to allow God to kill the sin in his life while Satan promises and often breaths new life into the things God is trying to kill. I really enjoyed reading this book. It would be a great book for a discussion group or reading circle. Mr. Greco is lead pastor of Marin Covenant Church in Marin County, California. One of the most spiritually hungry places in the nation.
Date published: 2015-08-02

Editorial Reviews

God Kills defines Greco's desire to urge all to do more, to do better, to be truthful and honest. He opens his heart to share his path in hope that it will help us on ours."-Jerry Grilly, Former EVP/COO Media News Group Pulitzer Prize-winning Publisher of the Denver Post "Art Greco is the real thing. In this book he goes into this irritating honesty about what life demands of us-to quit playing games with ourselves. We need to read this and challenge ourselves with his questions. How do we define our spirituality today-and how ARE we different than what we see and like least in the world around us? Greco's book is an important contribution to this quest."-Jack Hafer, Chair, Cinema and Media Arts, Film Producer, Biola University" God Kills is not for the faint of heart. Greco turns an unflinching gaze on his own personal foibles, systematically deconstructs unhelpful Christian platitudes, and re-grounds the reader in spiritual virtues that run counter to the pull of the relevant, the spectacular, and the powerful. Highly readable, it is vintage Greco: funny, personal, astonishingly authentic, and profound."-Sharon Cairns Mann, author of Called & Gifted and Mother of Exiles "In God Kills, Art Greco says it's time for Christians to grow up and embrace spiritual virtues like humility, courage, and faith. This is spirituality for grownups-for those who long to experience the abundant spiritual life that Jesus offers to those who yield to him."-Bob Smietana, Religion Writer, The Tennessean, 2007-2013 Sr. Writer, Lifeway Research, Nashville, TN "