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The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life Hardcover – October 15, 2012
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Though perhaps less intellectually rigorous an apologia than Alvin Plantinga provides, here the Givens are his equal in presenting logically and clearly the case for the existence of God, and the nature of God as necessarily comprehensible, loving, and concerned for His children.
While written from a Mormon perspective, it is in no way a sectarian sermon or argument. The Givens' tone of gentle persuasion and clear logic is very reminiscent of C.S. Lewis.
This book's rightful place is with the best of Christian literature, and deserves to be read by anyone of any belief system who is concerned about the big questions of life.
I have had a couple of people now tell me that this book is a little hard to get into...And I tend to agree...
Once you get to chapters 3-5 you can't put it down!
Amazing thoughts on who the God we worship is and how he LOVES his children~~US!
AND...How he wants us to be HAPPY!
If you have started this book...and have put it down...pick it back up and skip to chapter 3...
You will be happy you didn't give up on this book :)
With erudition and sensitivity they take us on a journey through scripture and literary comment that helps us to be aware of what we knew and what we can know regarding this most important of all truth. The beauty of their work is in its validity and in realizing that the truly great thinkers of all time knew the source of their wisdom and what gave them utterance. When scholars would give us a picture of deity that is so far removed from anything understandable nor even possible to love the Givens remind us of our relationship to this God we worship and His divine Son, a relationship that not only allows, but begs for our understanding.Read more ›
I have always struggled to know how to explain my LDS faith to others. I wanted to come from a common ground with other people of faith. I needed a broader vocabulary, a bank of knowledge to draw from. I really appreciated how timeless questions and dilemmas of where did I come from, what's the purpose of life, what happens after I die and so forth are framed through the lens of the world's greatest thinkers with the same questions. Their questions, answers, or portrayals are complimented by an explanation of LDS beliefs in a way I have rarely heard before, but craved as a lifelong member and wannabe scholar. In college I struggled to get a concise understanding about who and what shaped classic theology and world views. Four years wasn't long enough to digest all that was of interest to me! This is a great resource on that score drawing on the authors' backgrounds in comparative literature. And not just from Christians, I love that!
I also really appreciate that the book begins by recognizing everyone has a choice - to believe in God or not. Both are valid and evidence can be found on either side if you pursue it. But to not choose is also a choice. It all boils down to God and our agency - so simple.Read more ›
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Real enjoyed this book
Well reasoned yet personal
Non argumentative just what they believe in a way you can relate
Ansewers the questions
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A practically perfect discussion of plain and precious truths regained in the restored Gospel.Published 15 days ago by B. Lott
A good book. Another good book to order and read is, "Working Both Sides of the Veil 'The Remarkable Story of Trent THE SAINT Thompson.".Published 18 days ago by bbman2
I absolutely love this book. The concepts expressed are so eloquently described and easy to understand. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Guyzen
This is my third copy--I gave away the first two to relatives, and bought this one to give to a friend:) I find this book to be quite profound. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ellen F
Challenging to my intellect. Not a fast read. Challenged many of my preconceived ideas about God.Published 3 months ago by DebbieDoRight