Today I am recommending a book by one of our team members, Vince Antonucci: Renegade: Your Faith Isn’t Meant To Be Safe.

Here are some thoughts from Vince and a great story to give you a taste of Vince's style and background.

It’s a book about this kind of life – the kind of life Jesus and Jackie Robinson inspire me to live. Today I’m a pastor near the Las Vegas strip, which is definitely out of the ordinary. I’m not sure I live at a higher level everyday, but I am trying.

My hope is that Renegade will help people connect with Jesus in a way that moves them toward extraordinary lives. I’m so eager to see this happen, I teamed up with my publisher to sell the ebook version for 99 cents from April 12-19 in honor of Jackie Robinson, who is celebrated in the newly released movie 42.

I hope you’ll pick it up, and if you do I’d love to hear what you think. You can email me here.

GREAT STORY - How Jackie Robinson Saved My Life

I grew up in a verbally abusive home. My father’s violent tirades were like heart-seeking missiles. And if my father, someone who was obligated to love me, couldn’t love me—if he couldn’t find anything special in me, I reasoned I must be defective.

I needed a place to escape, and I found it in baseball. I tell people baseball was my first love, and I mean it. From age six I was watching games on TV, memorizing statistics on the backs of baseball cards, playing out imaginary games with my glove and tennis ball in the backyard—all of this helped me escape my father... Read More

Vince Antonucci is the founder and lead pastor of Verve, an innovative church plant for the unchurched near the Las Vegas strip. Vince’s passion is creatively communicating biblical truth to help people find God. He blogs at and speaks and coaches for He is the author of I Became a Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt, Guerrilla Lovers, and Renegade. All three of his books are available in ebook form for 99 cents April 12-19, 2013.
Topics: Date: Apr 19, 2013 Tags: life vision / Renegade / verve / vince antonucci