No Idea: Entrusting Your Journey to a God Who Knows by Gregg Garrett

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Spiritual Rebirth…the Sequel

In Greg Garrett’s edgy new memoir, the critically acclaimed author of Crossing Myself tells the next chapter of his amazing story

“Once you’ve decided that you’re going to live—no mean feat for some of us—how do you figure out what you’re supposed to do with that life?”  –Greg Garrett


Dallas/Ft. Worth, TXOne thing is guaranteed: life on this earth is unpredictable—and sometimes frighteningly so.  How can we as Christians live faithfully when we’re not quite sure where the path ahead is taking us?  How do we find joy and purpose in the midst of the uncertain, the unfinished, the uneasy?  In the stirring follow-up to his critically acclaimed spiritual autobiography Crossing Myself, author Greg Garrett explores the universal journey of life by tackling these questions with thoughtfulness, transparent honesty, and humor.

After touching thousands with his intimate memoir about faith and depression, Crossing Myself, award-winning writer and teacher Greg Garrett turns his attention to the ongoing problem of living faithfully in No Idea: Entrusting Your Journey to a God Who Knows (David C Cook, September 2009).  Taking Thomas Merton’s famous prayer that begins, “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going” as his inspiration, Garrett looks back at his own journey and tells engaging stories out of that life that will speak to everyone who has ever felt lost along the way. 

While returning to faith and community, Garrett finds a motivation for living in service to the Church and to others.  By examining how to learn and live with what we’re supposed to be doing, he proves himself a provocative, appealing, and truly helpful companion on the often meandering, sometimes confusing path of following Jesus.  His reflections on family, relationships, faith, and vocation will encourage readers to reflect on their own experiences and discover how God might be working in their own lives.

In this spiritual memoir that’s automatically distinct, Garrett appeals to young Christians and seekers in the edgy, transparent style of Anne Lamott, Don Miller, and Cathleen Falsani.  A candid and stimulating look at discipleship, discernment, and joy, No Idea is perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to walk the right path but has no idea what step to take next. 

Author Bio

Greg Garrett is a popular writer, teacher, speaker, workshop/retreat leader, and media guest.  The critically acclaimed author of the novels Free Bird, Cycling, and Shame, the memoir Crossing Myself, numerous nonfiction books on faith, culture, and narrative, and an array of essays, articles, reviews, and lessons, Greg is also a primary writer for the Scripture project The Voice.  An award-winning professor of English at Baylor University, Greg serves the church as Writer in Residence for the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and as a lay preacher at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas.


Suggested Interview Questions

  1. You have received much recognition for your best-selling autobiography, Crossing Myself.  For those listeners who haven’t yet read it, can you give us a little background about the book and yourself?
  2. Why did you decide to write No Idea?  Is it a continuation of Crossing Myself?
  3. How can believers walk the right path when they have no idea what step to take next? 
  1. How can we learn to accept everything that happens to us as a gift?
  2. Where do you think we should look to find a life worth living?


No Idea: Entrusting Your Journey to a God Who Knows by Greg Garrett

David C Cook/September 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1434767967/208 pages/softcover$12.99


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