Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and Hidden Places

Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and Hidden Places

by L. L. Barkat
     
 

L.L. Barkat journeyed through a very difficult and abusive childhood to find Christ. Each chapter in this book offers a different sign of grace. Along with vignettes from her life, Barkat explores key Scripture as well as books, movies and other ideas that tie in with each phase of her spiritual growth.See more details below

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L.L. Barkat journeyed through a very difficult and abusive childhood to find Christ. Each chapter in this book offers a different sign of grace. Along with vignettes from her life, Barkat explores key Scripture as well as books, movies and other ideas that tie in with each phase of her spiritual growth.

Editorial Reviews

Byron Borger
"[O]ne of the best books I've read in a while. . . . This glorious book is thoughtful without being laborious, literate without being self-conscious. [Barkat] has a great eye for details, and a luminous style that revels in God's presence in the day-to-day."
Don Everts
"Stone Crossings walks the reader through the foggy landscapes of life, arriving at subtle moments of true grace. Barkat's courageous, unblinking honesty is a gift, a gift offered in gentle, delicate, literary prose."
Scot McKnight
"You are holding an invitation to a table set for two—you and L. L. Barkat. At this table, near a river in my mind's imagination, she will tell you her story of faith. You may not even notice the river, for the storytelling will lift you into a life of faith that will not lead you to gaze at her but to enjoy the same life of faith. The only writer I know quite like Barkat is Eugene Peterson. That probably tells you all you need to know."
Edward Gilbreath
"With a storyteller's charm and a Bible teacher's grit, L. L. Barkat weaves memoir, humor and spiritual insight together into a satisfying read. She challenges us to open our eyes anew to the amazing graces God lavishes upon us every day, in ordinary and surprising ways."
Steve Hayner
"L.L. Barkat tells a painful story of abuse and loss. But it is not her story but God's story that takes center stage in this remarkable book. The beautiful and intelligent writing will pull you in, but the deep and uncommon insights will keep you reading. Here is a book full of the wisdom which can only come when real life meets God's grace through God's Word. It is a book meant to be read slowly."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830834952
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
03/17/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Steve Hayner
"L.L. Barkat tells a painful story of abuse and loss. But it is not her story but God's story that takes center stage in this remarkable book. The beautiful and intelligent writing will pull you in, but the deep and uncommon insights will keep you reading. Here is a book full of the wisdom which can only come when real life meets God's grace through God's Word. It is a book meant to be read slowly."
Steve Hayner, Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary
Edward Gilbreath
"With a storyteller's charm and a Bible teacher's grit, L. L. Barkat weaves memoir, humor and spiritual insight together into a satisfying read. She challenges us to open our eyes anew to the amazing graces God lavishes upon us every day, in ordinary and surprising ways."
Edward Gilbreath, author of Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity
Scot McKnight
"You are holding an invitation to a table set for two--you and L. L. Barkat. At this table, near a river in my mind's imagination, she will tell you her story of faith. You may not even notice the river, for the storytelling will lift you into a life of faith that will not lead you to gaze at her but to enjoy the same life of faith. The only writer I know quite like Barkat is Eugene Peterson. That probably tells you all you need to know."
Scot McKnight, author of The Jesus Creed
Don Everts
"Stone Crossings walks the reader through the foggy landscapes of life, arriving at subtle moments of true grace. Barkat's courageous, unblinking honesty is a gift, a gift offered in gentle, delicate, literary prose."
Don Everts, author of Jesus with Dirty Feet and God in the Flesh

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