Monday, September 2, 2013

Clear Winter Nights

In Clear Winter Nights (A journey into truth, doubt, and what comes after) we have what professes to be "Theology in Story".  The main subject of the book is dealing with the faith journey of themain character Chris and compares this journey to the seasons of our natural climate.

Are you looking for great literature?  This ain’t it!  Metaphors abound in this somewhat clumsy book.  Chris comes to see Gil in a blizzard and is snowed in. As Chris starts to ‘thaw’ so does the snow. When Chris leaves Gil’s having rediscovered his faith, the ‘days are getting warmer now.’ It is not very subtle and it seems a bit much.

But the theology is rich and much more enjoyable to read than many dry texts on theology which somehow robs God of his glory. The conversations in this book are interesting discussions and the discussion questions offered at the back (several questions for each of the eleven chapters) could help inspire many more such conversations in real life.

I would give this book 3 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through their bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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