Swoboda, A.J. A Glorious Dark: Finding hope In The Tension Between Belief And Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2014.
Using the three days of Easter (Good Friday-Easter Sunday), A Glorious Dark explores life, faith and experiences. Based on the differences between “belief’ and “experience”, many times it is hard to find the common ground. Through life situations, pain, grace and redemption, A.J. Swoboda connects understanding, insight and life occurrences to attempt to make sense of God…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Perfect during Holy week and the upcoming Easter weekend (Good Friday-Easter Sunday), I found this book to be both thought provoking and well-timed. Different than what I had originally expected, I read it at face value. Though not necessarily full of Bible verses, it contained more life experiences, actions and thoughts actually based on the scriptures. Perhaps not for the newer believer, it definitely could raise questions and discussion among those encrusted in their faith. May be a good Bible study, generational discussion tool, or even sermon topic. I did find the book to be creatively titled.
3.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A Glorious Dark from Baker Books for my honest review*