Personal Journey into the Unknown Reveals Universal Principles for the Christian Life
“This was no leisurely drive; this was a trek into the wilderness,” debut author Bill Delvaux admits in his book Landmarks
(978-1-4336-7922-3, March 2013). Using his own poignant story of
falling into and climbing out of the abyss of darkness, Delvaux speaks
candidly of landmarks that chart out a journey we all must take in order
to live well.
leaving pastoral ministry, I took a job as a high school Bible teacher
in a Christian school. I told everyone this would only be a one-year
intermission, and then I would return to the ministry. But I soon came
to realize that my quest lay there, that I was to take the truths of the
Bible and find a way to connect them to the hearts of the students. It
was the adventure laid out before me, one that would last for twenty
those twenty years, I have also been on an inner quest, fighting
through all that assaulted me in my early years that nearly took me
down. Along the way I became aware of the landmarks written about here.
And that has now opened up a new quest, to get the landmarks out to
others. To do this, I have had to let go of my long-held role as a high
school teacher. But a deeper joy beckons. I have never felt unsure about
my future, and never more exhilarated, Delvaux explains.”
readers will discover nine markers, the first grouped into those that
cause our descent into death, the next that allow us to make the upward
turn, and the third group which represents the ascent back into real
life, finally becoming what we were meant to be.
it clicked for Delvaux, he recalls feeling an acute awareness of having
to find those landmarks, even if he did not know how he was going to
get there. “The Bible speaks of life as a journey. Jesus himself laid
out the general direction of the path ahead and we are immediately
struck by the thought that something needs to die in order to take the
journey (Mark 8:34).
Landmarks: Turning Points on Your Journey toward God is for anyone who has ever asked: Where am I going? How do I know if this is the right direction? What if I’m lost?
Landmarks: Turning Points on Your Journey Toward God
By Bill Delvaux
Trade paper, 978-1-4336-7922-3, 256 pages, $14.99
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