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The Pursuing God

The Pursuing God

A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That's Dying to Bring Us Home

by Joshua Ryan Butler

"Joshua Ryan Butler is in tune with both this generation and with deep Christian thinking, and offers to those who question the faith not 'answers to your questions,' but deeper questions about those questions." —Scot McKnight, professor and Patheos blogger

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

We speak of "searching for God," "exploring spirituality," and "finding faith." But what if we have it backward and God is the one pursuing us?

Author Essay: 3 Ways to Stop Pursuing and Be Pursued (by God)

Author Essay: 3 Ways to Stop Pursuing and Be Pursued (by God)

Unfortunately, many caricatures get the biblical story backward. Here's three ways the gospel confronts our caricatures to reveal afresh the relentless love of God.

Praise for

Praise for "The Pursuing God"

"'The Pursuing God' messed with my heart—in a redemptive way—by reintroducing me to a scandalous God who aggressively pursues us with stubborn delight." --Preston Sprinkle, professor, speaker, author, and Patheos blogger

Video Q&A with Joshua Ryan Butler

Video Q&A with Joshua Ryan Butler

Josh talks about a God who is like "the Hound of Heaven" in this new video interview for the Patheos Book Club.

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "The Pursuing God"

"Jesus reveals a God who relentlessly comes after our restless hearts."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

The True Character of God

The True Character of God

Anne Kennedy

Finally, a contemporary book that doesn't undermine the scriptures and chip away at the fundamental doctrines of the church.

Does the Pursuing God Ever Stop Pursuing?

Does the Pursuing God Ever Stop Pursuing?

Bruce Epperly

Joshua Ryan Butler's "The Pursuing God" gives a tour de force of an open-spirited evangelical vision of God's lively and active grace.

The Gospel As Story

The Gospel As Story

Scot McKnight

A beautiful re-presentation of the gospel’s saving narrative.

The Pursuing God Trailer

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