As A Child – God's Call To Littleness

Phil Steer

Full audiobook of "As A Child – God's Call To Littleness" read by the author. “A small but profound book that unpacks Jesus’ deeply challenging statements about 'becoming like little children', one word at a time.” “Beautifully written and produced‪…” “Packed full of thought-provoking truths‪…” “A welcome message for the worn-out and tired Christian‪…” “This book will open your eyes to remembering that beautiful state of childlike wonder‪…” read less
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Episode 01: Poem & Preface
Episode 01: Poem & Preface
An introduction to As A Child - God's Call To Littleness; and the poem, written 10 years earlier, that was really the beginnings of the book. 'As a child I found delight in leaf and twig and tree. Such simple gifts of nature were a source of joy to me. Birds singing in the tree-tops, the sun against my face, Splashing through the puddles, as round the woods I'd race…' 'At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."' (Matthew 18:1–5) 'The book is based around those words of Jesus from Matthew 18, along with other passages that relate particularly to the place of children in the kingdom of heaven, and their relationship with their heavenly Father. Each chapter focuses on a single word from one of these passages, and explores what that word, that concept, that idea, might mean in the context of this call to childlikeness. What might it mean, for example, to humble ourselves like a little child or receive like a little child or pray like a little child? What might it mean to become like a little child?' I hope you enjoy this episode. If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch via the contact page on the As A Child website - or even send me a voice message. Thank you for listening, --- Send in a voice message: