Two years ago, Laura and I wrote this book called:
Out into the Desert: Thriving Outside Organized Religion. It will finally be published on Monday, August 15th. Below is a brief summary of the book.
Sometimes when we begin to question our faith or have doubts about our tradition, it can feel like we are wandering out into the desert. When we take a step back and honestly evaluate religion in the 21st century, many times it doesn’t make any sense. The more we cling to it and try to save it, the worse it becomes. In addition, widespread abuse, cover ups and victim shaming causes some of us to question whether it will ever be right again.
Out into the Desert is an honest evaluation of religion in the 21st century, along with Karl and Laura’s personal story as they journeyed through 20 plus years of ministry. Let Karl and Laura be your guide as they examine these questions and more!
- Is it okay to take some time off from religion and do this assessment?
- Are there things we can’t see because we’re too close?
- Where else can we find community?
- Is it possible to thrive outside of organized religion?
- If Jesus were physically here, would he go to church?
Karl Forehand is a former pastor, podcaster, and award-winning author. His books include Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart and The Tea Shop. He is the creator of The Desert Sanctuary podcast. He is married to his wife Laura of 32 years and has one dog named Winston. His three children are grown and are beginning to multiply!