Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers
“So smart, so fresh, and so bursting with energy for Spirit-led justice that it makes me want a do-over at being Christian.”–Barbara Brown Taylor, New York Times best-selling author
Jesus asks his followers to stay awake, which begs the question: stay awake to what?
Staying Awake is a practical exploration of Christianity for people who want to show up for justice and stay in the movement. Discover nine practices of Christian community that will transform you to transform the world. Complete with stories, worksheets, poetry, illustrations, and a commitment to centering queer people of color, this book is here to support you in staying awake: to God, to the evils of oppression, and the world’s coming liberation.
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"We need a lot more ministries of this sort, and this book will help shape them."–Parker J. Palmer, author, Let Your Life Speak
"This is one of the most practical, thought-provoking, and frankly fun guides for living out the way of Jesus that I've come across. Christians everywhere need to wrestle with the lessons of this important book!"–Brandan Robertson, author, True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace
“Staying Awake is the perfect antidote to death by doomscrolling. I couldn't put it down."–Jenny Phillips, United Methodist minister and environmental strategist
"Tyler Sit is a craftsman of care and we are his apprentices. In Staying Awake, Sit artfully shares how he employs the tools of parable-like narratives, lived theology, and nine innovative Christian practices to catalyze change and build God's kin-dom."–Gregory C. Ellison II, founder of Fearless Dialogues and professor at Candler School of Theology
“If we let it, this book has the power to wake up the sleepwalking church and send us out with the compassion, clarity, and mission of Jesus.”–Mark DeVries, author and co-founder of Ministry Incubators
“Tyler Sit refashions ancient spiritual practices into fresh, radically inclusive, and transformative lived actions for those who show up and stay awake in justice spaces … and for those who want to show up and stay awake. A must-read for those striving for a better world.”–Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Minnesota Council of Churches
“This book is a holy disruption in necessary measures for this present moment and those to come.”–Gabes Torres, psychotherapist, singer/songwriter, and organizer
“Rev. Sit's book is a call to creative, regenerative, and healing Christian ministry. Through poetry, cartoons, testimonies, biblical study, raw stories from the church, the streets, and the garden, he provides a vision for Christian leadership grounded in a gospel of freedom."–Patrick B. Reyes, author, Nobody Cries When We Die
“Tyler Sit invites us into a faith that is real and messy and gritty and honest. Drawing from the truth of a radical gospel, he reminds us that we are all invited to pay attention, feel, reflect, connect, give, act and love.”–Lisa Greenwood, Vice President for Leadership Ministry, Texas Methodist Foundation
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