What we choose to embrace, to be responsive to, is the purest reflection of who we are and what we love. That is why faith, the choice to believe, is in the final analysis, an action that is positively laden with moral significance." As humans, we are, like the poet John Keats, "straining at particles of light in the midst of a great darkness." And yet, the authors describe a version of life's meaning that is reasonable - and radically resonant.
It tells of a God whose heart beats in sympathy with ours, who set His heart upon us before the world was formed, who fashioned the earth as a place of human ascent, not exile, and who has the desire and the capacity to bring the entire human family home again.
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By Douglas on 02-01-14
So engaging that I listened to it twice
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As a graduate-degreed, church-going Christian not many discussions of the Fall of Adam, Free Agency, or the Atonement of Christ fully engage my soul because I have heard it all so many times, particularly at the foundational level. What the Givenses accomplished with this book is to elevate the narrative to a higher realm of intelligence that challenges your mind while fully engaging your heart. I found myself thinking time and again that they had just put to words what I believe to be true but could not express as completely as they do.
I really enjoyed the narration by Fiona Givens because (1) I like British accents and (2) I believe that a work as spiritual and personal as this one is enhanced by the author's own voice.
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By Eve on 12-10-14
Awesome . . .
What did you love best about The God Who Weeps?
This book describes a God who not only weeps, but knows us. The language, the poetry, the choice of metaphors work seamlessly - aiding the listener to grasp something of the ineffable - something beyond description. It really is lovely.
What does Fiona Givens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
This narrator brings a reverent cadence to the work that makes all the difference.
What did you learn from The God Who Weeps that you would use in your daily life?
God's weeping for us, made me weep for God who knows our suffering - yet must allow it that we might learn in order to experience and even choose to learn - humility, grace and compassion while in this mortal coil.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful