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Trivial Pursuits

Why Your Real Life Is More Than Media, Money, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Ian Diorio


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Your life is not a reality show. It's actual reality. But too many of us spend our lives on trivial pursuits--media, money, perpetual youth, and a culture of constant entertainment. We try to avoid the realities of pain, depression, loneliness, and mortality by filling our lives with diversions. Even worse, our churches that might use the reality of pain and suffering to point us to the cross instead dress the gospel up in the world's clothing so that it will seem more "relevant."
With pinpoint accuracy, LA club DJ turned pastor Ian DiOrio diagnoses the problem and gives us the cure. Exposing our most common empty attempts to find meaning apart from God, DiOrio points us back to God and exhorts us to find meaning in our identities as followers of Christ, as shapers of culture, and as people who participate in communities of worship.

Baker Books, 9780801015854, 190pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

About the Author

Ian DiOrio is the teaching pastor at Eastside Christian Church in Orange County, California. Ian became a Christian in his twenties after spending much of his life in the underground music scene in LA. He has a BA in biblical studies from Hope International, where he also teaches part-time, and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is currently completing a postgraduate degree at the University of Nottingham in England and a doctorate of ministry from Azusa Pacific.