Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?

By Joe Rigney

Strangely Bright

Format: Paperback

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Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?

By Joe Rigney

At the heart of the Christian life lay the tension of the single-minded pursuit of the glory of God and the deep enjoyment of the things that God has made. How can Christians enjoy the good things of earth? Whether it’s a delicious meal or a game night with friends, listening to jazz or watching baseball, earthly joys often seem to compete with a deep love for God. Scripture supports both the enjoyment of the Creator and the enjoyment of the creation, revealing that this tension in the Christian life is also found in the Bible. In this accessible book, Joe Rigney displays how Christians can delight in God and enjoy his good gifts.


Joe Rigney (MA, Bethlehem College and Seminary) is assistant professor of theology and literature at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also a pastor at Cities Church and the author of Live Like a Narnian and The Things of Earth. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.


Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 128
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6935-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6935-7
Size: 5.25” x 8.0”
Weight: 8.0 ounces
Published: August 25, 2020

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What the Heavens Declare
Chapter 2: Pleasures in the Garden
Chapter 3: Enjoy God in Everything
Chapter 4: Anchor Points
Chapter 5: Denying Ourselves and Sharing Our Riches
Chapter 6: When the Things of Earth Are Lost
Chapter 7: Treasure in the Field