I am the Lead Pastor of Marin Bible Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 30 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.
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4 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: Jerry Sittser’s “A GRACE DISGUISED””
Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂
Hello Gede, We are all trying to figure it out! Glad you are enjoying my posts. I simply try to post something each day that can encourage others in their journey with Jesus, as I myself am encouraged by what I post for the glory of Christ.
Spent 30.00 on 2 of this guys book. One for us and one for the mcCarleys. Stephanie had a procedure that they totally botched and now has pretty bad brain injury. Please please pray for them as it has really changed their lives. I meet with mike sometime this week and need the HS leading and Gods word to bring hope to him. Step is doing ok but it has really damaged her physically where she now is in special ed classes at palmar instead of nursing classes at cal st sm. tough tough go
So so sorry about la jolla. Don’t want to sound trite but He does have something better for you. Lord where? And WHEN?
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Sorry to hear about Stephanie. Mike and Lorie were a part of our church in Pauma Valley. They probably still have our Golden Retriever that we left with them when we left for Washington. We took care of their golden retriever when they moved to Louisiana a flew years back!
Anyway, please give me love and hellos to their family. I will pray for wisdom and encouragement for you and them as you minister and fellowship together.
I hope Sittser’s book will be a good companion for you and them in your grappling with God, pain, grace, and help you to find much needed encouragement. Just – Jerry’s testimony is pretty amazing! You can also read an update on his life if you do a google search on him. He has since remarried and the 3 surviving kids are all walking strongly with The Lord.
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