All humans, by nature, are doomed to play an unwinnable game which looks remarkably like the harmless game of Rock/Paper/Scissors. In reality, it is played out with the weapons of domination, manipulation, and intimidation. For those who want to learn to let go of the reins of control so they can be put in the hands of one who is infinitely more capable, the Lord, this book will be both enlightening and beneficial.
Like the game of Rock/Paper/Scissors, there are no real winners; only victims who feel crushed, cut, or covered by the process—or ominously empowered by it. What is the solution? To quit playing the game altogether! How? By recognizing and repenting of the game-playing. God does not “play the game”—indeed, control is not in Him at all. Through Him, humans can be transformed until the game of control gives way to a life of mutual submission—the dance of relationship rather than the dissonance of control.
Craig Green is a husband, father, and pastor who loves to see Christians grow by the Spirit into truly mature disciples. He has spoken to national audiences at major Christian conferences, yet continues to serve two vibrant congregations in rural Tennessee. Craig earned his MDiv from Nashville’s Vanderbilt University, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the King’s University, founded by Dr. Jack Hayford. Seeing people transformed from nominal to phenomenal faith is one of the great joys of Craig’s life. Visit Craig’s website at www.drcraiggreen.com