Living the Questions: Making Sense of the Mess and Mystery of Life

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Striking a chord that resonates with anyone who has asked the “whys” and “what ifs” of faith, Carolyn Arends shares portions of her life and walk that offer insights into why God weaves His way into the mundane moments of our lives. Carolyn shares the raw truth about a desperate summer when she didn’t feel God’s presence, a terrifying moment of teenage enlightenment, and the sense of God’s majesty she felt at her first glimpse of the red canyons of Utah.

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Overview

Striking a chord that resonates with anyone who has asked the “whys” and “what ifs” of faith, Carolyn Arends shares portions of her life and walk that offer insights into why God weaves His way into the mundane moments of our lives. Carolyn shares the raw truth about a desperate summer when she didn’t feel God’s presence, a terrifying moment of teenage enlightenment, and the sense of God’s majesty she felt at her first glimpse of the red canyons of Utah.

Evocative writing and vulnerable honesty will delight readers who want to discover how God works in their lives and make sense of the puzzle called life. They will find a kindred spirit in Carolyn and a soul–gratifying read.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780736902267
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Prelude
1. Shoes 15
2. The Letter 23
The Summers of My Discontent
3. An Ordinary Life 35
4. A Summer in the South 43
5. The Journey Home 55
Landmarks and Ebenezers
6. Of Samuel and Scrooge 69
7. The Fish Pond 77
8. A Prairic Storm 87
9. Forget-Me-Nots 99
10. A Little Brother 113
11. The Telephone Pole 127
12. St. Matthew's Passion 137
Problem and Paradox
13. A Splendid Confusion 149
14. The Bargain 155
15. Jump Shots and Salchows 163
16. The Donation 173
17. Dreams of Kings and Carpenters 183
Living the Questions
18. Belief and Unbelief 197
19. Questions and Answers 213
Postlude
20. The Delivery Room 227
Acknowledgments 235
Notes 239
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