Never before has this countryindeed this worldfaced such a need for a book that unites people, a book that reassures those disillusioned by faith that they can navigate their way back to God and even experience a profound spiritual awakening. For author and entrepreneur Steve McSwain, such an epiphany transformed his life. In The Enoch Factor, readers discover a kindred spirit in an author who understands how religion can subvert a spiritual life. His story will help them navigate their own spiritual journeys.
More than a personal odyssey, The Enoch Factor is also a testimonial to the innate dangers of fundamentalist thinking. It is a persuasive argument for a more enlightened religious dialogue in America, one that affirms the goals of all religionsguiding followers in self-awareness, finding serenity and happiness, and discovering what the author describes as “the sacred art of knowing God.” Unapologetic and moving, McSwain’s take on The Almighty is sure to ignite spirited debate. Full of wisdom, humor, and truth, The Enoch Factor bridges the gap between secular and Christian book titles on spirituality, setting a new standard in both.
Dr. Steve McSwain is an award-winning author, speaker, adjunct professor, and spiritual teacher. He created The Foundation for Excellence in Giving, Inc., a church/parish consulting firm committed to providing consultation and guidance to leaders who seek to create a more charitable and compassionate spiritual community.
For more than twenty years, Steve was a senior minister for churches in Kentucky and Georgia. For the last two decades, he has provided executive counsel to hundreds of churches representing virtually every Christian communion in America. These churches have ranged in size between 200 and 20,000 and, collectively, they have raised more than a half billion dollars for worthy causes.
The Giving Myths is in its second printing and is regarded by religious leaders representing all traditions as a most insightful and inspiring book on generosity. His most recent book, The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God was one of two finalists in the IndieBook Awards at the Global Book Expo, May 2011 recognized in the category, "Most Inspirational Book of the Year."
As an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky, Steve not only teaches the art of speaking but is himself a professional speaker. He is frequently invited to speak to congregations, as well as Chamber of Commerce events and at leadership conferences for community and business leaders. Steve is an executive coach who guides a select client list in the art of leadership, the laws of success in business and in life, the life you live, and the legacy you leave. For more information, visit www.stevemcswain.com.
McSwain’s anchor to a big and beautiful God gives him courage to explore the depth and breadth of religious topics that few dare to broach. More than a collection of disparate sayings and experiences, and far more than simply iconoclastic, McSwain’s brave reflections bring more light to the mysteries and mercies of life. He makes me hopeful for the future of faith.
Pastor, Highland Baptist Church
A book you may want to argue with from start to finish, but one full of wisdom drawn from scriptures, profound personal experience, and a cornucopia of sacred literature. Be warned: if you take this book in hand, you may learn as Enoch did what it means to walk with God.
With the very first sentence Steve McSwain captured my own thoughts and spirit. From there I journeyed page by page with him through his own spiritual experience that so entirely connects with many of our own it felt as if the words on the page could have been mine. Woven from his own personal journey, Steve confronts each of us with our deepest desire. The Enoch Factor plumbs the depth of our hunger to know God, not just know about God, and gives us the hope and the peace that we, like Enoch, can know God and can walk with God. This book is written with courage, wisdom, faith, and the deep, abiding passion of a Christ-follower who has enriched and blessed both my life and my faith.
Pastor, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
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