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God's Diary by Joaquin Antonio Penalosa

In this lovely book, award-winning poet Joaquin Antonio Penalosa shares with us the diary of God, a daily record of the Eternal Father's hopes, plans, and workings in the world. Simple yet masterful, childlike yet profound, these poetic diary entries present the basic truths of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures in an original and charming way, uniquely capturing the intimate heart of God. Full of tenderness and humor, God's Diary takes us through history, from before there was time to the end of time, and paints a picture of a God truly in love with the world he has created -- from ants and animals to saints and sinners. Like any diary, this one also discloses the secret desires of its author, revealing God's divine intention for history and for humanity. Whether describing the making of an ant, the lively singing of heaven's angels, or Christ's crucifixion, Penalosa is sure to give readers a refreshingly new perspective on God and creation. Skillfully rendered into English by Alvaro de Silva from Penalosa's original -- a best-seller in Mexico -- God's Diary also explores the joys and sorrows of human life with fresh insight, Just as God grieved over Cain and Abel, he grieves for those of us who are suffering or lonely, Penalosa points out. But God is also with us when we experience life's abundant joys -- the beauty of his exuberant creation, the bliss of first love, the blessing of his presence. Lovers of poetry, fans of such imaginative works as C. S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters, and thoughtful readers everywhere will enjoy Penalosa's delightful creation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802839688
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.51(d)

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