An Irreligious Faith is a warm and honest reflection of Glenn Hager’s journey from a young pastor committed to Jesus and the evangelical church to an older, wiser, compassionate, unemployed pastor who still hungers to follow Jesus. Hager invites us into his own passionate story of following Jesus as he discerns the difference between the religious baggage in the evangelical community and the core message and practice of Jesus. He reflects on his own religious wounds and how he turns to reconsidering Jesus-centered wisdom as the way forward. As someone who is close to Hager’s age, I’m impressed with his enduring passion to follow Jesus through and beyond religious cynicism. We need more reflective stories which reveal hard-earned wisdom like An Irreligious Faith. This book will provoke you to a passionate faith, toward what really matters. I highly recommend it.
- Dan J. Brennan, author, Sacred Unions, Sacred Passions: Engaging the Mystery of Friendship Between Men and Women