Friday, March 13, 2015

The Grand Paradox by Ken Wytsma

   Faith is a grand paradox. You are praying in the present for something by faith believing it is on the way, and there is this big gap between the time you ask and the time you receive.
   “A paradox”, the author writes, “is an apparent contradiction, a statement about reality that seems antithetical. Some paradoxes are common and well understood.”
    Life is messy. At the same time God is mysterious.  And we must approach him by faith. We are all aware that Hebrews 11:1 informs us it is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. But that is still not completely graspable. The instances of the Old Testament saints walking by faith and not sight is the only handle God gives.
    Wisdom Is not faith
     The best illustration of walking a life of faith is Jesus. It is to allow God to lead as we follow.
      In the Grand Paradox Wytsma uses 16 chapters to help us realize that others struggled just as we are struggling now. He presents nuggets in each chapter for us to chew on. One is that in the midst of suffering is the best time to experience the presence of God.
      I would recommend this book for seekers who are trying to know God better.
      I was sent this book free from Thomas Nelson through to review and add to my book review blog. There was no agreement that I had to give a positive review in order to receive this book. All views are those of the reviewer and not those of the publisher.
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The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith                         
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