God of Adventure
Exploring How God Teaches Through Adventure and Calls Us to Do the Same, by Bruce Dunning
Adventure is extensively used as a teaching tool throughout the Bible. In God of Adventure Bruce Dunning proposes 19 principles from the Bible that outline the validity, core concepts, and teaching approaches of what is called Christian adventure learning.
The ideas summarized in this book clearly form a biblical foundation for adventure as a significant tool to encourage transformation in people. Each chapter includes the following:
1. An introduction explaining a principle of biblical adventure.
2. Research highlights providing a few biblical examples of the adventure principle.
3. Implications to consider in light of the adventure principle.
4. Questions for further reflection.
5. A final section called “Digging Deeper” for those wishing to explore a more extensive list of biblical examples.
It is my hope that reading and studying these biblical examples and the ideas that come from them will motivate you to apply them to your ministry and your life. As Jesus said in His prayer for His disciples, past and present, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17).
Consider the truth that adventure is God’s idea and that the God of the Bible is a God of adventure.