For millions of churchgoers, Sunday is a zone unto itself. It is a time to go to a specialized building, to stand, to sit, to pray, to read a bit of Scripture, to give money, to listen, hopefully to encounter God in some way … and then to go out to lunch.
Soon comes Monday, and then Tuesday and the other workdays—a very different kind of world. Memories of Sunday quickly fade. The God who was proclaimed in church as almighty, gracious, and nurturing seems not to be near at all.
This is a book that erases that disconnect. It is about welcoming God to show up in the middle of life’s trials and stresses and hardships and questions. It is about finding a faith that is real and personal, seven days a week.
Bill Bohline is the founding pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church on the south edge of Minneapolis—the second largest Lutheran church in America. A Minnesota native, he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Luther Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, have two married children and two granddaughters.