Anyways, for those of you who haven't heard of this book, it is a book written about a man (real person) and his journey through The Great Sadness towards a healing relationship with God. Its a gut wrencher for the non emotional person.
Some personal take aways:
- God is fond of each one of us... Question: Do you really believe that? I think I am still in the process of learning this. I want to believe it and over time am uncovering layers of internalizing this. As I dwell on that, my desire for acceptance and need to perform and compete diminishes... so cool how light drowns out darkness!
- The mysterious idea of the trinity is personified in a way that spoke to my heart. I have always had questions about it, but just accepted that God is bigger than me and there are things that I just won't understand. But, the way this book describes the unity and diversity of God in relationship with herself is compelling. Its like there is no room for oppression, at all, that is how he created us.
- If you have questions about where God is when bad stuff happens or why there is so much crappyness in our world this books sheds some insight into that as well, I won't spoil it for you.
- Pursuing freedom from the internal battles of our hearts is worth every difficult feeling that we will face in getting there.