Wednesday, October 14, 2009

O2: Breathing Fresh Life into Faith

Welcome to the blog tour for Richard Dahlstrom's latest book O2: Breathing Fresh Life into Faith.

About the book:

Your physical body needs oxygen in order to survive. Inhale, exhale ... one leads naturally to the other. Inhale too long and you feel as if your lungs will burst. Exhale too long and you get light-headed.

The same rhythm is essential in the life of faith. You inhale life-giving strength from God through things like prayer, study, solitude, and silence. You exhale generosity, hospitality, and service to the poor. If you try to do one without the other, you won't last very long.

This fresh perspective on the classic disciplines of the faith will empower you to process the oxygen of the Spirit. Discover how you can develop a balanced spirituality that reflects the life of Jesus and keeps your faith growing stronger.

About Richard:

Richard Dahlstrom is Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA, in the heart of the city, among university students, young professionals, families, the homeless, and the elderly. He is also a popular teacher in North America and Europe for the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers. He holds a M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary. Find out more about Richard at:

Fun Stuff:

Watch a video about the book:

Read the first chapter

Study Guide:

Contest: The contest for this blog tour is:

Win a signed copy of 02 for yourself! There are two ways to enter! The winners will be announced 10/26.

  1. Jump over to Pastor Richard’s blog “Pastoral Musings from Rain City” ( ) and leave a comment between October 5th and October 24th. Just say hi or tell Pastor Richard what you liked about his book, or share with him how you’ve experienced ‘new life’ in your faith!
  2. Tweet this: @raincitypastor Pub. Weekly voted Breathing New Life into Faith as top 10 book in 2008 check it out! #02

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Pattie's Thoughts:

I didn't finish the book yet, but it's a very readable and easily understandable book. I never equated the Christian life with something so simple as breathing, something we all do involuntarily most of the time. It's a simple metaphor, but it works. The book holds much truth within its pages.

Special thanks to Harvest House Publishers for the review copy of this book and the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. Also thanks to Amy at LitFuse.

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