We are born with an innate curiosity to explore, marvel, and believe there is more to life. But, laundry piles up. Bills pile up. Ultimately, life piles up. We can doubt God’s goodness and the everyday becomes marked by restraint, limits, and settling for the routine. Hardship extinguishes our hope and we exchange curiosity for control.
Curious Faith is about rescuing the now.It’s about exploring possibility with a God who is unlimited, unpredictable, and ever-loving. In these pages, Logan Wolfram invites you to overcome feelings and outside circumstances that inhibit growth and rob you of hope. Pursue curiosity to enjoy the wonder of an open-handed life.
**Includes 8-session small-group study and discussion guide Cultivate curiosity. Reignite your faith. Discover God’s goodness to fully experience your life again.
|Publisher:||David C Cook|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Logan Wolfram would give you full access to her pantry if you lived next door. She is a plate-juggling mom and interior decorator turned writer, speaker, and host of the Allume Conference. She is a passionate leader who desires to see women live fully in Christ. Logan and her husband, Jeremy, divide their time between wrangling two inquisitive boys and a 175-pound dog named Titan. They reside in Greenville, South Carolina. She blogs at www.LoganWolfram.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Uncovering Curiosity Introduction: A Few Thoughts to Begin … Chapter 1: The God Who Covers the Moon Chapter 2: Abandoning a Boxed-up God Chapter 3: A Case of Mistaken Identity Chapter 4: The Illusion of Control Part 2: Roadblocks to a Curious Faith Chapter 5: Doorways in the Wilderness Chapter 6: The DANGER Chapter 7: Waiting Well Chapter 8: Settle for Good Chapter 9: The Physics of Tension Chapter 10: When We Carry Heavy Things Part 3: A Curious Pursuit Chapter 11: Tiny Yesses Chapter 12: Continual Soul Work Chapter 13: A Curious Pursuit
What People are Saying About This
“Inordinate, everyday curiosity shows you how to find the co-ordinates of God’s everyday grace. With fresh vision and vibrant faithfulness, Logan Wolfram hands you a needed compass with these pages.”Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestsellers One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift
“Unapologetically herself, Logan invites readers to consider God and His Word from angles that are both accessible and ceiling-less. Curious Faith takes the supernatural and the beautiful and the deep things of God and offers them to the woman, like me, in sweatpants and a top knot.”
Sara Hagerty, author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet
“Curious Faith is a work of flow and liquid, which is to say that Logan’s stories and perspectives are water for a weary and dry landscape. If you are thirsty, come and drink. If you don’t know if you are thirsty, come and drink anyway; allow yourself the opportunity to taste drops or even whole glasses of a living beverage. A living beverage that could have you longing for a refill and reimagining the scales and terms of your own life in Christ.
Erika Morrison, author of Bandersnatch: An Invitation To Explore Your Unconventional Soul
“I’m a pastor’s kid who grew up thinking ‘faith’ meant leaping into the unknown. But my friend Logan Wolfram has changed all that. I now realize it means leaping into the heart of One who knows us. Into the heart of One who eclipses the moon; who holds every baby—even the ones we lose—and who calls us sons and daughters of the King. With transparency, humor, and poetry, Wolfram awakens the spirit and calls out curiosity in the reader—a longing for more of God. A must-read.”
Emily T. Wierenga, founder of The Lulu Tree and author of the memoirs Atlas Girl and Making It Home
“Curious Faith has challenged me in the best of ways to give up my tendency to control and let Him write my story instead. If you’ve been holding a tight grip on your life, let Logan’s words remind you that God has a beautiful plan for you—one you never could have orchestrated on your own—if you trust in Him!”
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever finished a book that you didn't want to end and feel like you need to begin re-reading it immediately? Curious Faith is one of those books for me. I started reading it several month ago, but set it aside a few weeks later because it was hitting to close to home regarding some areas of crisis that were developing in my personal life. I needed to read Logan Wolfram's words, but I didn't necessarily want to hear them. I picked it back up once again a few weeks ago, and it couldn't have been more perfect timing. In Curious Faith, Wolfram shares her journey of becoming more curious about God and the life paths He was leading her down. She writes with enthusiastic passion, gentle instruction, and accessible vulnerability--particularly in sharing her experiences with miscarriage and infertility. She encourages her readers to think outside the box of preconceived ideas about how God works. Highly recommended!
"We've been given a torch of faith to walk through a tunnel when we can't see where we're going, and thankfulness makes us brave along the way." ~Logan Wolfram Curious. At first, it seems like an odd adjective to use to describe faith. When I hear the word curious, I think of a child. A healthy child is constantly exploring, learning, and growing, and all their days are infused with curiosity. That's what makes them ask questions and try things they're unsure of. Their curiosity insists that there's more to the world than meets the eye. On second thought, maybe "Curious Faith" is exactly what we need. This book was written by a storyteller, that much is clear. Logan knows how to hold her life up to the Light and describe the colors that it carries. Whether she's telling us about the lowest lows (when a heart you love stops beating) or the sweetest gifts (when somebody finds hope again) there is passion in her words. Chapter by chapter Logan shares her journey of curious faith, reflecting on bravery and pain and risk and possibility. She speaks about the moments that have meant so much to her, when new understanding has come. She lives believing that God is up to so many things, and we should keep our eyes open for them. Her description of watching an eclipse cover the moon is particularly moving. It reminded me that the predicted, expected, "natural" phenomena of eclipses and thunderstorms and springtime still tell us much about the God who loves us. So.... a curious faith. It involves a lot of wondering and watching, waiting and wanting and worshipping. It's a good thing. I thank David C Cook for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest opinion.