My God and I: A Spiritual Memoir (Google eBook)
" There are some things about God that, were I to stop believing them, my world would change color, my hope would turn sour, and the meaning of my life would be yanked inside out. "
In this moving spiritual memoir, finished shortly before his death in December 2002, Lewis Smedes, beloved teacher and best-selling author, takes readers through his own lifelong walk with God.
In "My God and I" Smedes gives voice to both the struggles and the joys of his life, revealing his deepest questions to a God who would never let him go and expressing his eager anticipation of the day when, as God promises, all things will be made new. It has been God and I' the whole way, Smedes writes. Not so much because he has always been pleasant company. Not because I could always feel his presence when I got up in the morning or when I was afraid to sleep at night. It was because he did not trust me to travel alone.
Yet "My God and I" is more than Smedes's personal account of his travels with God -- the theological odyssey that was his life. Like all his writings, this book also models and instructs. Through his honest confessions on the nature of Christian faith, Smedes offers gentle insights not just about God but also about human life and how it can and should be lived. And for those interested in the particulars of Smedes's professional life, these pages include many anecdotes by one whose career was linked closely with shifting currents in modern theology and with some of America's premier educational institutions.
Above all, "My God and I" will provide a source of spiritual comfort to those who, like Smedes, continue to strive after the presence of God. It will also be a cherished good-byefor the many people who have been touched by the wisdom, wit, and charm of Lewis Smedes.
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Review: My God and I: A Spiritual MemoirUser Review - Allyson Neighbors - Goodreads
Found this on my dad's bookshelf yesterday. My dad was the ultimate bibliophile. We shared a passion for God and also for wrestling with the questions and difficulties of faith and life. This memoir ... Read full review
Review: My God and I: A Spiritual MemoirUser Review - Robert D. Cornwall - Goodreads
Lew Smedes was one of my professors in seminary. So I read this with great interest and wonder. It is a wonderful book that shares how one understands and lives faith. Read full review
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