Years ago, novelist Charles Martin opened his Bible and began to wrestle with a few profound questions:
What if every single word of this story is absolutely true and I can trust it?
What if the King of the universe is speaking directly to me through the words of His book?
And I believe His Word is true, how should I respond?
This book is the result of that exploration. With the same depth, sensitivity, and emotion that has made his novels beloved to millions, Martin helps us engage the fundamental principles of our faith in new and inspiring ways.
Writing as our guide, Martin uses a storyteller’s imagination to illuminate key moments of the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. In addition, Martin shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple—and bondservant—of Christ and mentor to others. The result is a striking exploration of truth that helps us not just think differently, but live differently. Today.
Inside these pages, you will find the compassion of Jesus, the Father heart of God, and the endearing call of the Holy Spirit. Each chapter is a journey in and of itself, each prayer a healing balm to the wounded or wandering heart.Ryan Britt, Executive Ministries Pastor, The Church of Eleven22
Instead of endeavoring to prove the historical accuracy of the Bible or outlining how to defend the Christian faith, novelist Martin (The Mountain Between Us) examines how life would be different if the Bible was taken to be literally true in this meticulous work…Deeply reflective and heartfelt, Martin’s book offers readers much to meditate on and provides encouragement for those who desire to follow the biblical mandate to work out their faith “with fear and trembling.Publishers Weekly
By Charles Martin. Published by Center Street.×