From the back cover:
I know from experience that it's possible to be a Christian but live life on the surface. The surface can be empty tradition. It can be emotionalism. It can be doctrine without application. I've done it all. I've spent my share of time on the sandy beaches of superficial Christianity.
This book is the story of how I learned to dig into truth and build my life on a real knowledge of God. I want to share how I learned that orthodoxy isn't just for old men but for anyone who longs to behold a God who is bigger and more real and glorious than the human mind can imagine.
The irony of my story is that the very things I needed, even longed for in my relationship with God, were wrapped up in the very things I was so sure could do me no good. I didn't understand that seemingly worn-out words like theology, doctrine, and orthodoxy were the pathway to the mysterious, awe-filled experience of truly knowing the living Jesus Christ.
I've never read any of the other books Joshua Harris has written, though they've all been on our Amazon wishlist for quite some time now. From page one, Dug Down Deep grabbed my attention and it hasn't let it go yet (I'm not quite finished with it). Not only is this book unearthing what Joshua Harris believes and why it matters, but it's also challenging me to unearth what I believe. At least every other page has a snippet that I just MUST read to my husband.
I've found that much of what Joshua Harris went through in his early walk, my husband and I have been through. Makes us wonder if we had learned how to dig down deep, into the Rock, if we could have come out on the other side just a little bit sooner than we had. Regardless, we're learning to dig down deep now.
This is a book I'd HIGHLY recommend for everyone! May we ALL learn to dig down deep and not be washed away by the waves and winds of life.