Hi there! As of today, my newest book, About You, Fully Human: Fully Alive, is now available online and at bookstores everywhere. If I may be so bold as to ask this favor? If you have enjoyed my writing, speaking, broadcasting, podcasting or whatever other contact we've had, I hope you run right out and buy a copy or order online for your kindle! Please read it and then post online comments at Amazon, make mentions on your Facebook or blogs, or suggest this book for your book groups ~
In About You I explore three major themes:
One answers the question: What can humans do to please God?
St. Irenaeus answers saying, "The glory of God is man fully alive."
The second answers the question: What was the mission of Jesus?
Hans Rookmaaker answers saying, Jesus didn't come to make us Christian; Jesus came to make us fully human."
Here I try to show Jesus as a humanizer not religionizer
The third answers the question: What does fully human look like?
The answer comes from my own understanding that regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, religion or creed, each and every person on earth is a bearer of God's image creatively, spiritually, intelligently, morally and relationally in ways unique to them.
Here are some stellar endorsements!
"The human race, in its mass confusion and conflict, asks the existential questions to which there seem to be no solid answers. In the sweep of a mere fourteen chapters, Dick Staub offers us the coherent narrative of the Why of humanity, the How of healing, and the Who of the Creator, giving firm ground for thoughtful questioners to stand on."
Luci Shaw, poet and author, Breath for the Bones, Harvesting Fog
"Broadcaster, writer, lover of all things C.S. Lewis, raconteur par excellence and great friend, Dick Staub is one of the few people I've met who truly cares about people becoming fully human. He is a faithful and effective guide on the journey to do just that."
Bill Kinnon, Moving Image creator, writer, blogger
"Dick Staub's insight into our present age and our own deep longings lead us on a "rowdy pilgrimage" to discover the riches that lay within our unique design while pointing us to the fully human life." Scott and Pam Nolte, theatre artists and co-founders, Taproot Theatre
"Staub's refreshingly honest book doesn't flinch at the reality of our fallenness, but offers fresh insight into a profound mystery: Why does God love us? What is wrong with the current picture of our lives? How can it be painted more beautifully and truly to match the vision of the Artist?" Bruce Herman, artist and Lothlorien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts, Gordon College
"Dick Staub offers a cup of cold, clear water for all of those who thirst for something significant beyond the oft-superficial and bankrupt materialism of the prevailing culture." Jeff Johnson, singer and songwriter, Windham Hill/Ark Music
"About You is a profound, capacious research into what we humans might both be and become as we find, focus and follow the intentionality of The Great Artist."
Nigel Goodwin, United Kingdom based actor and international arts advocate
"Dick Staub is a thoughtful, creative and insightful thinker, who journey's into the deep questions of life. About You is a treasure map, where Dick serves as both sage and guide, gently leading us to a broader understanding of our own humanity, it's source and the fullness therein. A must read for fellow sojourners on the road to becoming fully human." John Priddy, CEO, Priddy Brothers
Hope to hear your feedback when you read About You!