Confession: I’m a pastor. And, I’ve wrestled with my faith. I’ve had questions that God simply seemed to refuse to answer. I’ve had hurts I couldn’t explain. I’ve experienced disappointments and hardships. Sigh…
And yet, God is Love.
How do we wrestle through pain and disillusionment without losing our faith?
Ah, yes, this is the beautiful mystery found in the love story between God and mankind. It requires reckless abandonment to the Lord. Crazy trust! There’s no adventure without some uncertainty and unknown.
“Faith means holding these two things in tension: the goodness of God and our circumstances that scream out to the contrary.”
This book, by Ken Wytsma, captures this tension and provokes the reader to journey even harder. It points us towards renewed confidence and courage even when the answers are unclear. It speaks HOPE.
Some of my favorite influencers over the years have been G.K. Chesterton, Soren Kierkegaard and C.S. Lewis — this book has a familiar feel to theirs — perhaps it shares some of their DNA. I love this!
This is not an answer book... although it will bring lots of clarity and encouragement. This is an adventure book!
So, purchase The Grand Paradox — read it slowly and prayerfully. Ultimately, I believe you’ll fall deeper in love with Christ and will also come alive to your mission and destiny!