In Dustin Crowe’s view, there are two levels for audiences in Christian literature.
“There is popular Christian literature for the average person, and a lot of it isn’t very deep,” Crowe said. “Then at the academic level, there’s a lot of rich truth, but it’s almost too deep for most people to wade through. I’m trying to bridge the gap by taking big ideas and cutting them into more chewable pieces.
“It’s sort of bridging the gap between the pulpit and the pew, the pastor and the people, so to speak.
The Noblesville resident’s self-published book, “Finding Satisfaction in Christ: A Devotional Study of Colossians,” came out in early May.
Crowe said the book, available on amazon.com, is a Christian devotional that explains the letter of Colossians from the New Testament.
“We’re all looking for fulfillment and satisfaction somewhere, and I think the Bible points us to Jesus as the one we’re searching for,” he said. “The goal is to not just build our knowledge but to press us to respond to what we see and learn. The daily devotional is accompanied by additional questions, suggested resources and ideas for next steps.”
Crowe’s second book is being published in October by Moody Publishers, a major Christian publisher, and will focus on Thanksgiving and gratitude.
“The majority of my writing in the past has been online, whether it’s for local things to do, travel experiences, history or the Christian life,” Crowe said.
Crowe, who has a blog on his website, indycrowe.com, became a pastor in 2019, serving at Pennington Park Church in Fishers.
“Our church largely consists of people from Fishers and Noblesville,” said Crowe, who has a 3-year-old daughter, Lily, with his wife, Melissa. “My title is pastor of discipleship and I oversee small groups, adult classes, men’s ministry and discipleship. I’ve been on staff at a church for nine years now. I was part of College Park Church in northwest Indy and they planted our church five years ago.”
Crowe, who moved from Indianapolis to Noblesville in 2015, said his writing is designed to help people better understand the Bible and find greater joy in it.
“A lot of people know some things about the Bible, but the more you dig, the more treasures you discover,” he said. “I consider my writing as digging to unearth treasures so they’re a little easier for others to find.”