Everyone gets stuck spiritually. It doesn’t matter if you are a brand-new Christian or a seasoned pastor, discouragement and stagnation will come. This is why I love Unstuck, because it works for the churchgoer and the church leader. Drawing from one of the most interesting stories in the Bible, Unstuck will help you see and love God in the middle of a crisis of faith.
— Darrin Patrick, Lead Pastor of The Journey, St. Louis, Vice President of Acts 29, chaplain to the St. Louis Cardinals
This is the story of a pastor whom God has used to help people who are “stuck” get up, and get on with their journey. As you read these pages you will be introduced to ministry in Chicago—raw, unpredictable and at times scary. Mark is a leader, an innovator and risk taker. But also his heart for people shines through these pages, and he is well qualified to introduce people to the grace of God for hope and healing. You will be inspired, instructed, and encouraged to take some giant steps in your own life when you read this book!
— Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor of The Moody Church
Unstuck is the perfect book for helping people get free from all that holds us back and to get us moving toward God’s very best. Mark Jobe brilliantly uses lessons from the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah in Unstuck to help us discover God’s greater purpose in our lives. We all get stuck, and when we do, we need Unstuck!
— Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church, Spiritual Entrepreneur of the NewThing Network
In God’s providence, I received this book as I was heading into a time-out to seek the Lord for fresh direction and wisdom for this season of my life and ministry. Having often found myself stuck in an emotional or spiritual cave over the years, I was both encouraged and challenged as I read Unstuck, and am grateful for the many timely, helpful insights from the life of His servant Elijah.
— Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Author, Revive Our Hearts radio teacher
My friend and co-laborer for the gospel in Chicago, Mark Jobe, takes readers on a powerful journey of real, biblical change through the life of Elijah. Read this engaging resource to get unstuck from despair and live the life God plans for you for His glory.
— James MacDonald, Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, author of When Life Is Hard and Vertical Church
God has blessed Mark Jobe with a vision as big as the city of Chicago, where he leads a growing community of dynamic churches. Drawing lessons from the life of the prophet Elijah and using captivating stories to illustrate biblical truth, Jobe shows how to get unstuck and get involved in what God is doing in the world.
— Dr. Philip G. Ryken, President of Wheaton College
Biblical, relevant, refreshing, and from someone I know has spiritual reality and maturity. We can all learn from such people.
— Dr. George Verwer, Founder of Operation Mobilisation
Whether you are stuck in a snowdrift, stuck in a long line when you are late for your plane, or just stuck in an insoluble problem, being stuck is annoying. But when you are stuck spiritually it is more than annoying—it is dangerous! When your walk with Jesus is stagnant and uninspiring, count on it: Satan will be there to offer you something more exciting. Thanks to Mark Jobe, you don’t need to stay stuck. Mark offers us a ton of great advice in this book about how to get spiritually unstuck. Read it and enjoy a newfound freedom in Christ!
— Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, President of Cornerstone University
Thank God for this book! Everywhere I go I meet Christians—many of them leaders—on the verge of burning out, caving in, and laying down their dreams. My friend Mark Jobe hasn’t just written this book: he has wept it, lived it, and prayed it into being over many years pastoring one of the most exciting and transformational churches in America. I have no doubt that his message will bring hope to those who feel stuck, and that it will help others to articulate their unspoken weariness and boredom. I commend Unstuck particularly to pastors
seeking to lead others through life’s many stages.
— Pete Greig, Founding champion of 24-7 Prayer, Director of Prayer for Alpha International, author of God on Mute
Unstuck strikes right at the heart of an uncomfortable place where many of us have found ourselves. More importantly, it shows us the way out—God’s way. During a ministry of almost thirty years, God has used Mark Jobe to get thousands of people unstuck from the situations in which they found themselves and get them into a life full of release, significance, and joy. Using the biblical experience of Elijah, Mark Jobe integrates the stories of how God gets real people today out of the doldrums and back into a dynamic, fresh walk with the Lord. You’ll love this book and be ready to live a new chapter of your own life!
— Dr. Mike Pocock, Senior Professor and Chairman Emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary
There are many people who feel that God is angry or upset with them because of personal challenges they’ve been forced to go through unfairly or without a warning. In this impactful and insightful glimpse into the life of Elijah, Mark Jobe shares with us a fresh and new perspective on how God designs such situations for our growth. This book is a must for every Christian leader, because if you haven’t already, you will eventually experience a cave experience. Unstuck is your answer for overcoming it.
— James T. Meeks, Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, retired Illinois State Senator
Unstuck is a true to life snapshot of doing church in a big city like Chicago. Pastors and leaders face the challenge of meeting overwhelming need with limited resources. We are burdened by the brokenness of urban life: violence, poverty, drug abuse, homelessness, and lack of education. However, Jobe clearly reveals how any ministry is most hindered, not by these issues, but by our own finite thinking. As we submit to God’s kingdom mindset, we will see the Church—both locally and globally—get unstuck.
— Rev. Wilfredo “Choco” DeJesus, Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant