New from a best selling writer
We ask numerous people a day, “How are you?” But do we really care how they are or are we just being polite as we pass them in the hall at work or in school? I’m willing to guess many of us would be surprised if someone said, “Well, not too great today.” Would we be willing to stop and give them time?
And, are we brave enough to answer the question when it’s asked of us with more than an, “Oh, I’m fine, thanks” response?
Pastor and writer Judah Smith wants to take the question one step further. What if we asked each other, “How’s your soul?”
In his new book, How’s Your Soul: Why Everything That Matters Starts with the Inside You, Judah will show us how if things aren’t right with God on a heart and soul level then the rest of us will be off, too. Everything begins and ends with God.
It may seem like an odd question, but it’s what pastor and bestselling author Judah Smith chooses to ask his friends, rather than “How are you?” It’s a way to look past the externals and consider what’s going on inside, in that essential part of us that is often overlooked in the struggle to make our way through everyday life.
In the rush of living moment to moment, many of us find ourselves simply surviving, struggling daily with frustration, restlessness, boredom, and ever-fleeting joy. But if we would pause, we’d find that the things that matter most in life, what we are searching for in our busyness—stability, peace, hope, love—are rooted in the health of what Judah calls the “inside you.”
In How’s Your Soul?, Judah explores that “inside you.” Sharing his own, often humorous, mistakes and foibles, he helps us find our way through the emotional roller coasters of life to discover the soul-healing essentials of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships, all rooted in what he calls the soul’s only true home—God himself.
How’s Your Soul? is an invitation to find lasting emotional satisfaction and stability by bringing our feelings into alignment with God’s truth, moving beyond simply surviving, and learning how to live each day with eternal significance.