Are We There Yet? The PCS community has a published author!
One of our PCS parents, Ruth Baker, recently became a published author, with her book, Are We There Yet?. If you know Ruth, you will recognise her quick wit and humour in this book, as well as her ability to clearly articulate relevant issues, in an easy-to-read, practical format. Her down-to-earth and non-judgmental presentation of navigating the Christian journey makes this book a fantastic resource, no matter where you are on the journey. Well done Ruth!
Here is a more detailed description of the book:
The Christian journey is the journey of a lifetime, but all journeys can become difficult. We start out strong, but the road gets long and arduous and the view gets a bit boring. Sometimes we set ourselves on cruise control or we've even slowed down to a crawl and it's hard to know how to get back on track.
When we're at these difficult points, we see the various discipleship markers (like Bible reading, prayer, pastoral care and evangelism for example) and yet we find it so hard to engage with them. We want to stay on course and keep our eyes on Jesus, but in the chaos of our lives, how do we do that in practice? In reaction to these difficulties, we can take control of the journey ourselves by making a to-do list of our discipleship.
While acknowledging that our salvation comes from grace and our strength comes from God, there are some things that we can do to persevere in our discipleship. Are We There Yet? aims to meet people where they really are and unpack these concepts so there is a lasting ability to replenish our stamina for the journey, without making our faith a to-do list. This book is great for a solo journey or to read with your Bible study group, to self-reflect and build confidence together.
Great for individuals or small groups, Are We There Yet? aims to meet people where they really are so that, even in the chaos of real life, there is a practical guide to help replenish our stamina for the journey.
Ruth Baker is based in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her two children and a dog. She blogs at Meet Me Where I Am and writes for various online Christian platforms. Her interest is supporting Christian women and exploring all aspects of Christian living in a real and chaotic world. Outside of parenting and full time work as an environmental consultant, she reads, writes, studies theology and knits (badly).