Noise. It's everywhere. Televisions blaring out commercials. Opinions shouted over the radio. The Internet and its unlimited distractions. All of the tasks and choices that you know don't really matter. Read more...
Noise. It's everywhere. Televisions blaring out commercials. Opinions shouted over the radio. The Internet and its unlimited distractions. All of the tasks and choices that you know don't really matter. Always intensifying, becoming a deep part of our everyday cycle, our now hurried lives.
But often God speaks to us in the stillness. When Elijah needed to hear from God, God sent a fire, a quake, and a huge wind. But God wasn't in the fire. He wasn't in the quake. He wasn't in the wind. God was in the whisper. But the noise hides the whisper.
Life is a dangerous place when we are stripped of our ability to hear God clearly.
During His time here on earth Jesus Christ was a master of noise. He balanced time healing, teaching, and feeding the multitudes with regular periods alone with His Father. "Static Jedi" takes a look at the life of Jesus to help you master the noise and distractions and live in clarity.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-08-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Despite its offbeat title, Timm’s book prescribes straightforward applications of classic spiritual disciplines for a new generation and deserves attention for its punchy prose and use of intentionally choppy syntax to jar the reader as he accurately diagnoses humanity’s addiction to noise, distraction, and static. The author dares the average Christian to instead master the noise, seek clarity, follow Jesus, and become a “static Jedi.” With a no-nonsense approach, highly relevant cultural references, and personal anecdotes and illustrations, the book advocates morning devotion, solitary retreat, Scripture memorization, fasting, and ongoing discipleship to help readers “master the static” like Jesus did. The injunctions are practical but challenging, motivational and mystical, and at times go beyond stimulating to being onerous. Timm asks readers to “do the natural” as Jesus does the “super,” but much of the book is focused on the actions of the devotee, not the Deity. Those looking to mirror Jesus’ spiritual discipline and to find clarity in the clamor of the modern world have a good resource in Timm’s book. (Sept.)