Confessions of an Amateur Believer
Nelson, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Barbara Lingens
uthor Patty Kirk has written a personal account of her progress toward belief. She acknowledges and recounts it as a journey. Thinking about and learning from events in her life, from her family, especially her daughters, she shares with us what it means to be a searching believer. She has a knack of being able to explain the lessons she learns in simple but beautiful every-day prose.
t is the hard things in life that cause the most thought and lead to the best learning. A life lived tentatively will not teach much. We do learn from our calamities, and author Kirk shows us very forthrightly how she has struggled to make sense out of what has befallen her and how simple the answer really is: we are not in charge.
his is not philosophy; this is living with God and learning about Him from someone who is able to open herself up to meaning taken from haphazard events or casual encounters or even a stray verse in the Bible. If you are up for it, you will be enlightened.
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