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Cafe Audio Book
ID : ISBN: 9781598596649
Listen to a God Journey Podcast with the Authors of Bo's Cafe
Authors: John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol
Release Date: September 25, 2009
High-power tech executive, Steven Kerner, is living the American dream in Southern California. But he isn’t enjoying it. After another fight with his wife, he finds himself at a seedy bar far from home where an eccentric mystery man named Andy Monroe reveals that he knows more about Steven than he might suspect. When Steven drives home, his bottled pain ignites in anger, and his wife kicks him out to work out his anger and controlling issues on his own. Reluctantly, Steven begins driving around with Andy in his 1970 Chevy Electra convertible, unravelling his tightly-wound world, and leading to a series of frustrating and painful encounters intended to help Steven let go of his tight grip on fear, shame, relationships, and control. Through the genuine friendship that develops, and the grace and love of a God who’s been patiently directing him to it, Steven finally accepts the very thing he’s needed all along. A fictionalized version of a true story of healing, the profound but simple steps move from awakening to one’s emotions, to exchanging safety for messy vulnerability, and finally to transforming from self-focus to the destiny God intended. An unusually powerful story of challenging one’s fears and encouraging deep trust, Bo’s Café is a model journey for all who struggle with unresolved anger, trust issues, and a performance-based life. There is a fuller, more authentic way of living, and this semi-fictional journey of healing shows the way to find it through God’s unbridled grace.
John Lynch is a talented and humorous communicator, and a vital member of the TrueFaced staff. Everymonth, thousands listen to John’s vulnerable teaching on podcast, which originates from Open Door Fellowship, where he also serves as a teaching pastor. John is a co-founder and creative playwright for a theatre troupe in Phoenix, AZ
Bill Thrall is a leader of leaders, whose wisdom is sought out by many in various professions. Bill’s has co-authored the classic TrueFaced, The Ascent of a Leader, and The High-Trust Culture with his friends John and Bruce. Bill continues to mentor and speak internationally on issues of trust, authenticity, integrity, and legacy.
Bruce McNicol is a master at helping people understand the freedom of grace through metaphors and stories, which fill the best-selling TrueFaced resources. Bruce speaks internationally and leads the TrueFaced organization (truefaced.com), whose vision is to multiply tens of thousands of communities of grace around the world.
I truly enjoyed this ride. You will too. Trust me. Real life. Real people. Rugged honest. Wrenching reality... Ride with these guys. There should be a warning label on the jacket of this book: Read with Sunglasses On. You'll need them to peer into the timeless truths this story reveals in a new, creative, relevant light.
--Bill Dahl, Author, Creator, Editor
Bo's Cafe will leave you saying "Wow" after you finish the final page. It's a book that should be passed around and talked about just as much as
has been. No doubt about it....this is a book that everyone needs to read. It's just that good.
Bo's Cafe is a signpost directing men and women to a place of freedom through community and honest relationship. It is the story of what happens when we lay our defenses down and embrace the fullness of grace in the face of our secrets and pain.
Lead Singer, Jars of Clay
Interesting, believable characters and their multi-faceted relationships added to my enjoyment of this book. I recommend Bo's Cafe.
What a ride! Here is grace that transforms the darkest place of the human heart and makes real freedom possible.
--Wayne Jacobsen, Author
He Loves Me: Learning to Live in the Father's Affection