The Holy Wild: Trusting in the Character of God Paperback – Jan 4 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Can God be trusted? Canadian pastor and author Buchanan (Things Unseen; Your God Is Too Safe) argues yes in this hard-hitting evangelical book, which brandishes vivid imagery and biblical truth. Writing in colorful, expressive terms, Buchanan engages readers' hearts and attention as he challenges them to trust in three divine attributes: God's benevolent nature, his saving nature and his majestic nature. Opening with a discussion of soul weariness, which most Christians experience at various times, Buchanan emphasizes the importance of trusting in a faithful God. A common obstacle to this trust is that Christians desire a God of love, but want to forget his equally essential quality as a God of wrath. Does anyone really want a God who is devoid of anger, asks Buchanan-especially when that anger is a purifying fire that responds to godlessness and wickedness? Interestingly, Buchanan notes that God's wrath is played out most fully not when he delivers retribution but when he leaves his children to their own way-alone for all eternity. The author's passion convinces readers to dare enough to embrace the gift of rest from God. Though the reading generally moves along at a fast clip, the book's second section focuses on the foundations of salvation in lackluster fashion. The final sections, however, pick up momentum to finish in fine style.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Mark Buchanan is a pastor and bestselling author who lives with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children on the west coast of Canada. Educated at the University of British Columbia and Regent College, he has been published in numerous periodicals, including Christianity Today and Books and Culture.See all Product Description
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How we see the world around us is largely shaped by how we view God. In an unexpected way, this book can literally alter how you view the world and the God who runs it!
"The Holy Wild" is a book for anyone who has struggled with the questions of life. It doesn't turn its eyes from the ugliness of disease or disaster; it doesn't candy-coat the realities of abuse and addiction. It does, however, nudge us into the presence of the living God, reminding us to view life through his majesty, his justice, and his grace.
With the theological depth of CS Lewis and the storytelling ease of John Eldredge, Mark Buchanan is a voice that demands to be heard.
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Mark Buchanan has the gift of taking spiritual truths and weaving them into our hearts and minds in a fresh way.Published 6 months ago by Bonnie Pioveson
You cannot write or appreciate what Mark as written unless you have lived it. Pharisees read and don't comprehend the mercy of God and His goodness because they live in the... Read morePublished on July 25 2005 by JEAN BEAUDRY