Shane Hipps is the former lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Previously he served for five years as the lead pastor of a Mennonite church in Phoenix, AZ. He is a graduate of Fuller Seminary, the result of a self-termed "Damascus" experience. Before accepting his call as a pastor, he was a strategic planner in advertising for the multimillion dollar communications plan for Porsche. It was here that he gained expertise in understanding media and culture.
Hipps is a sought-after speaker and author of Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith, and The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel, and Church. Find videos, podcasts, downloadable resources and more at shanehipps.com, or follow him on Twitter @shanehipps.
Everyone in the world is searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. Shane Hipps is here to teach us how to fully understand who we are as individuals, and then to pursue who God intended us to be.
CATS DON'T BARK is a guided tour of how to discover--and more importantly, pursue--God's intention for our lives. Hipps is an expert at pursuing purpose and remaining true to God's plan in his own life: after a "Damascus" experience of personal discovery, Hipps left his high profile position as a strategic advertising planner for Porsche to attend seminary, become a Mennonite pastor, later the lead teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church to, now, sought-after author and speaker. With his trademark insight and engaging approach, Hipps draws on his own unconventional experience to demonstrate how readers can discover their own "calling"--the techniques required to listen for it, the cost when you ignore it, and the rewards when you follow it.
This is a book about discovering who we are, accepting who we are not, and cultivating the habits we need to discover and embrace who we were meant to be.