My most personal and introspective book, this one explores times of doubt, silence, and confusion that occur in the Christian life, and gives practical hints on how to cope with the inevitable problems that arise in a relationship with a God who is invisible. It serves as a kind of sequel to Disappointment with God.
More than some of my other books, this one is a kind of “advanced manual” for serious believers who seem to hit a wall in their Christian life. There aren’t many neat formulas, but I try to present practical helps for the problems that arise when we human beings try to relate to an invisible God.
Publishers Weekly: Popular theologian Yancey (The Jesus I Never Knew; What’s So Amazing About Grace?) steers clear of trite detours, inviting readers to travel through some of the most difficult aspects of nurturing a human relationship with a transcendent God. Drawing upon wide experience and a rich well of stories, Yancey considers honestly the predicaments of human existence. We are distracted with the daily grind, checking our e-mail more often than we meditate. We banish doubts in the name of more streamlined versions of success and self-fulfillment. Christians in particular, Yancey says, are often guilty of worshipping the impossible while failing to believe in the possible relationship of grace God extends to humankind daily. With common sense and a poetic sensibility, Yancey poses fruitful questions and offers real insights. In the search for signposts of the invisible God, Yancey beckons readers to the Bible to encounter God’s loving and gracious personality… (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
“Everybody in the world should read this book!” —Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
“A brilliant book. It is both profound and simple, the best blend, in my view. Simple is neither shallow, nor simplistic. The sections on doubt and God’s ‘absence’ are classics.” —Rick Warren, pastor and author of The Purpose Driven Life