Spiritual renewal involves change and redirection. In Turn Toward Promise, Indermark draws on the stories of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel to take readers on a journey of spiritual renewal that's relevant today.
These prophets disrupted the cozy culture and false well-being of Israel during their day. In fact, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel provoked much crisis in their pronouncements of God's judgment on Israel. Then, as now, religious self-assuredness results in stiff resistance to transformation and change.
"Making connections between modern-day conditions and ancient prophetic works involves acknowledging that God is and will be sovereign in history and in life," Indermark writes. "God even may be at work when long-standing institutions are shaken, including those that routinely invoke the name of God."
Follow the turning points of Israel and push beyond your comfort zones with the provocative daily scripture-based meditations, spiritual exercises, and prayers included in this book. Turn Toward Promise may be used over a period of six weeks for personal reflection or as a small-group resource on spiritual renewal. A Leader's Guide is incorporated in the book.