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ISBN: 9781839736049
Imprint: Langham Global Library
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 14
Publication Date: 30/06/2022
Pages: 258
Language: English

In Quest of the Rock

Peter's Transformative Journey with Jesus


From the monastic devotion of the church fathers and mothers to the spiritual disciplines we espouse today, the church has always searched for ways to deepen discipleship and to grow in Christ. In this book, the author delves into the source material, exploring Peter’s transformation from fisherman to apostle through the power of relational encounter.

Jesus leads Peter on the journey of a disciple, reshaping the inner person, bringing Peter face- to-face with his shadow self. He is re-formed into “the rock” as his expectations and responses are challenged, leading him into a deep relational trust of Jesus aligned with his kingdom. The Jesus-way of discipleship is relational, personal and accessible.

As readers are empowered to see their own journeys in the light of Peter’s, they will recognize their disappointments and unfulfilled aspirations as invitations into the reshaping and healing of their own hearts. This is a powerful resource for all who desire to grow in Christ, as well as those involved in the discipling of others.

Author Bios

Michael F. Kuhn

MICHAEL F. KUHN and his family were privileged to call France, Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon “home” for nearly thirty years. He has invested much of his life in cross-cultural discipleship. He holds a PhD in Muslim-Christian Relations from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK, and graduate degrees in Arabic language and literature, and theology. Mike serves through the International Theological Educational Network (ITEN) of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church as an author and teacher-mentor in the US, the Middle East and beyond.


This is a rich guidebook for the journey of spiritual formation. Drawing on his profound knowledge of the Middle East and his love of Scripture, Mike Kuhn will challenge, encourage and embolden you on the path. Read and learn. Read and grow.

Morling College, Sydney, Australia

The author takes readers on a profound journey, compelling them to reflect on their spiritual life using Peter’s own narrative as a paradigm. The reader cannot but engage with the depth of Peter’s experiences, the failures and the triumphs.

Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon

Mike Kuhn challenges us to push back against cultural and religious influences that have distorted our view of ourselves and of what God is doing in his world; to take a fresh look at who we are, honestly acknowledging the “shadow-self” and to humbly submit to the redemptive work – the shaping – that God wants to do in our lives in order to bring us to the “real-self” that God uniquely created each of us to be.

Sedona Systems, Tennessee, USA

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: A Spiritually Formative Journey
  2. Prologue: Spiritual Formation
  3. Facing the Shadow-Self
  4. Stepping into Chaos
  5. Awakening
  6. Unveiling
  7. Serendipity
  8. The Unmasking
  9. The Sifting
  10. The Pursuit
  11. Spiritual Reflexes: Part 1
  12. Spiritual Reflexes: Part 2
  13. The Reorientation
  14. The Confrontation
  15. The Legacy
  16. Epilogue 1: Going Deeper: Centering Christ in the Old Testament
  17. Epilogue 2: Peter’s Letters
  18. Bibliography

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