Frank Viola is the bestselling author of God’s Favorite Place on Earth, Jesus Now, From Eternity to Here, Jesus Manifesto, and many other titles. (He is not to be confused with the major league baseball player by the same name.)
Viola’s blog is ranked in the top 10 of all Christian blogs on the Internet today, and six of his ten published books have hit best-seller lists (two of his titles were CBA best-sellers). He’s happily married, a father, a proud cat owner, and he lives in Florida. He’s known for his wit and sense of humor as well as his passion for the poor and oppressed. Viola enjoys NY-style pizza, Florida beaches, and reruns of Seinfeld.
His mission is to help serious followers of Jesus to know their Lord more deeply, gain fresh perspectives on old or ignored subjects, and make the Bible come alive.
According to Viola,
“Most Christians know that something is wrong with contemporary Christianity. They want to break free from the tyranny of the status quo. The two alternatives that dominate Christian culture today is spiritual complacency on the one hand or performance-based religiosity on the other.
Modern-day Christianity is 10 miles wide and one inch deep.
My work — which is often called “The Deeper Journey” — seeks to inspire God’s people to a higher and deeper expression of the faith . . . one that digs below the surface and moves beyond the shallows.”
Upon invitation, Frank speaks in conferences, seminars, Bible schools, seminaries, chapels, and churches.
He has spoken in conferences with N.T. Wright, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning, Jon Acuff, Leonard Sweet, Paul Young, George Barna, Scot McKnight, Larry Osborne, Dan Kimball, Neil Cole, Alan Hirsch, Andrew Farley, Wolfgang Simpson, Tony Fitzgerald, Mark DuPont, Jon Zens, Milt Rodriguez, and many others.
Hearing Frank Speak
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Inviting Frank to Speak
Frank’s ministry is described as The Deeper Journey and his speaking ministry falls into two categories:
(1) The deeper Christian life and the more profound aspects of walking with the Lord. This ministry is very broad, and Frank speaks to churches of all types, Bible colleges, seminaries, and conferences in this capacity. You can hear a sample of his speaking in this regard in the following messages:
Epic Jesus: The Christ You Never Knew - Momentum 2011
The Deeper Journey - 220 Dallas 2013
Diary of a Desperate Samaritan Woman - Momentum 2008
Remember Peter: Rethinking the Love of Christ - CrossBridge Church
(2) God’s eternal purpose (or grand mission), meeting under the headship of Christ, and organic missional church. You can hear a sample of his speaking in this regard in the following messages:
The Eternal Purpose - Infusion 2010
Living by the Indwelling Life of Christ – Missional/Organic Community
Vantage Point: The Story We Haven’t Heard – Part I - Threshold Las Vegas 2010
Vantage Point: The Story We Haven’t Heard – Part II - Threshold Las Vegas 2010
If you would like to INVITE FRANK to a speaking engagement, send an email to PTMIN @ aol.com with details.