We do not need another revival. We need a Holy Renaissance. We are in a Holy Renaissance. A revival without a renaissance makes only converts. A renaissance, however, invites us to become life-long students of Jesus, to become Christ-like.
A renaissance is when new vision and vitality rush into old truths and traditions. People see themselves as part of something bigger and more beautiful. They start to care, really care, about God and what it means to be human. People wake up. Minds and hearts come alive. History is changed.
American singer/songwriter and author Tyler Blanski believes that we are on the cusp of another renaissance, but a God Renaissance, a Holy Renaissance. We do not need to obsess over what is new, or how to “reach the culture.” Renaissances don’t happen that way. Renaissances happen when people look back to what is good, true, and truly beautiful, and then live it in the present-tense, live it in their own unique way.
The Holy Spirit is stirring a hunger in Christians today for orthodoxy, tradition, and spaces where they can become disciples of Jesus. They want to serve the poor, tend the sick, care for the earth, and they want to do so in community. God’s activity on earth, “ever old, and ever new,” is a continuous stream of one salvation story after another, and we can be a part of it.
So Tyler Blanski has set out on a Holy Pilgrimage to rediscover the saints, stars, and beauty of Christianity for the twenty-first century. Rich with deep application for living in the modern world, When Donkeys Talk is an invitation to become enchanted again with Christ and his world. Tyler reminds us that God works in unexpected, unusual, and miraculous ways and that he inhabits and speaks through the wondrous world he has made. Blanski redefines ‘magical’ to help us see that the world is guided by a hand greater than science and materialism. Using scripture, the wisdom of the church fathers, and respected theologians and Christian thinkers from centuries past, as well as a creative and humorous narrative, you will find the wonder of our ancient faith still alive and well.