Michael Hidalgo

Unlost

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Michael’s book, Unlost: Being Found by the One We Are Looking For  will release on March 7, 2014 with Inter Varsity Press.

From the back cover:

This a journey of the mind as well as the heart as Michael Hidalgo uncovers for us the false views of God that caused him to wander. He leads us to the true God who is pursuing us with open arms. Through reflecting on his journey, he helps us to see how many of us have a deep-seated belief we have to do all we can to please God, and how we live believing the spiritual journey is about us finding our way to Him. But the good news is the Bible tells a different story … it teaches God is doing all he can to get to us. It claims the spiritual journey is not about us finding God, but about being found by God. And when we encounter Him, we become Unlost, and discover the joy of being found by the one we are looking for.

What others are saying about Unlost:

Unlost is an extended meditation on the meaning of grace–a reality many of us sing about, but too few of us really enjoy. Michael Hidalgo writes as if he were your pastor and your best friend wrapped up in one.” – Brian D. McLaren, author of We Make the Road by Walking

“Michael has a true talent for seeing an ancient problem in a very new and redemptive light. For millennia, humanity has worked from the pretext that we are able to ‘find God.’ Our ‘lostness’ has been demonstrated by an arrogance that has compounded the pain of our separation from God. With depth and humor, Michael helps us realize that God has not lost us, and when we allow him to, he embraces us. Not only can I enthusiastically recommend this book, but I commend my friend Michael Hidalgo to you as a man who has lived this story and loves God and his neighbors intensely.” – Jim Liske, president and CEO, Prison Fellowship Ministries

“Unlost reminds us that when God pursues us, fear does not have the last word.” – Rebekah Lyons, author of Freefall to Fly

“Michael’s book is a much-needed reexamination and rearticulation of a topic many of us assume we understand: the gospel of Jesus Christ. Filled with stories, soaked in Scripture and really quite funny, this book deftly connects the announcement of this good news (evangelism) with the process of saying yes to the good news (discipleship).” – Mike Breen, author of Building a Discipling Culture

“Michael’s book is a much-needed reexamination and rearticulation of a topic many of us assume we understand: the gospel of Jesus Christ. Filled with stories, soaked in Scripture and really quite funny, this book deftly connects the announcement of this good news (evangelism) with the process of saying yes to the good news (discipleship).” (Mike Breen, author of Building a Discipling Culture)“Unlost is a treasure map leading us to a hidden gem of truth–we are God’s buried treasure, and his unceasing passion is to unearth every lost, broken, and irretrievable ruin of our lives …” – Michael Cusick, author Surfing for God

“Unlost’s compassion and authenticity calls to those who have yet to be found: Take heart, God is still looking for you.” – Shayne Moore, author of Refuse to Do Nothing

“In this wonderful book Michael Hidalgo reminds that the gospel is good news! Unlost is a great book for anyone who wants to explore their connection with God or who needs to be reenergized spiritually.” – Reggie McNeal, author of Get Off Your Donkey! Help Somebody and Help Yourself

“Vulnerable and honest stories from Hidalgo’s life show me how God’s love can enliven and sustain the journey of a modern believer. I would like to be Unlost myself, and this book shows the way.” –  Jenell Paris, professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, PA, author of The End of Sexual Identity

“In Unlost Hidalgo combines his own powerful story telling and the biblical narrative to peel back the clichés and baggage that too often obscure the truth about our lostness and the amazing story of God’s pursuit and love for every son and daughter of Adam.” – Larry Osborne Author and Pastor, North Coast Church

“Michael Hidalgo is a gift – as a pastor, a thinker, a leader. Unlost is a book you can’t afford to miss.”  – Margaret Feinberg, author of Wonderstruck

Unlost is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. Click Here.

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