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Winter Light: a Christian’s search for humility
     

Winter Light: a Christian’s search for humility

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by Bruce Smith
 
In this book, which is one man's journal, written in a style somewhere between prose and poetry, Bruce Ray Smith journeys into his own heart in search of what makes a person, against all odds, proud. Drawing on Scripture and writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Smith seeks to find what makes us proud, what can make us humble,

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In this book, which is one man's journal, written in a style somewhere between prose and poetry, Bruce Ray Smith journeys into his own heart in search of what makes a person, against all odds, proud. Drawing on Scripture and writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Smith seeks to find what makes us proud, what can make us humble, and finally, what can make us whole.

Editorial Reviews

Andi Ashworth
In the honest pages of Winter Light, I found the prideful secrets of my own heart revealed. As I read I breathed a quiet, “me too.” Bruce Ray Smith’s particular quest for humility gives voice to our common longing for transformation. Smith offers a deeply insightful reflection on pride and humility that flows from the narrative of his life and prayers. Winter Light is that rare kind of book, where literary writing meets lived, biblical theology. It's a treasure!
Chris Canuel
I loved this book. Beautiful writing, frightening honesty. A pleasant read, but uncomfortable as well, as I identify so closely with all that the author is saying. This is one of those books that I read and think, "Man, I could have written this book." But the truth is that I probably would never have written this book. It is much too painful to be this honest.

'Winter Light' is the journal of Bruce Ray Smith as he seeks and explores humility and what it means to be humble. It is his r
Jerram Barrs
I commend Bruce Ray Smith’s book Winter Light. Once I had begun to read I could not stop—both because of the raw power of the content and because of the brevity and starkness of the style which match the subject so well. I was deeply moved by its sometimes painful honesty and by the moments of profound joy that light up these pages.
Joe Novenson
Winter Light models a life of repentance with a ruthless beauty and searching vulnerability that I find rare in Christian authors. Because Bruce Ray Smith found God’s searching grace a holy gift (Acts 5:31), I was encouraged as a reader to do the same. He helped me to kiss the blade of God’s convicting grace and pull it in. I have been significantly helped in my repentance and faith by this work.
Phyllis Tickle
Brother Lawrence himself could well have written this story; and those of us who find strength, hope, and instruction in Brother Lawrence's words will find those same things here in the confessional words of Bruce Ray Smith.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013598737
Publisher:
Kalos Press
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Bruce Ray Smith was born in Dunedin, Florida, in 1952, and currently lives in St. Louis, MO. He holds a Ph.D in English literature, from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Winter Light: a Christian’s search for humility 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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