Thursday, March 31, 2016

Curious Faith~ by Logan Wolfram

A Curious Faith: Rediscovering a Good God with Childlike Wonder  

"We've been given a torch of faith to walk through a tunnel when we can't see where we're going, and thankfulness makes us brave along the way." ~Logan Wolfram

Curious. At first, it seems like an odd adjective to use to describe faith.

When I hear the word curious, I think of a child. A healthy child is constantly exploring, learning, and growing, and all their days are infused with curiosity. That's what makes them ask questions and try things they're unsure of. Their curiosity insists that there's more to the world than meets the eye. 

On second thought, maybe "Curious Faith" is exactly what we need. 

This book was written by a storyteller, that much is clear. Logan knows how to hold her life up to the Light and describe the colors that it carries. Whether she's telling us about the lowest lows (when a heart you love stops beating) or the sweetest gifts (when somebody finds hope again) there is passion in her words. 

Chapter by chapter Logan shares her journey of curious faith, reflecting on bravery and pain and risk and possibility. She speaks about the moments that have meant so much to her, when new understanding has come. She lives believing that God is up to so many things, and we should keep our eyes open for them. Her description of watching an eclipse cover the moon is particularly moving. It reminded me that the predicted, expected, "natural" phenomena of eclipses and thunderstorms and springtime still tell us much about the God who loves us. 

So.... a curious faith.  It involves a lot of wondering and watching, waiting and wanting and worshipping. It's a good thing.

I thank David C Cook for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest opinion.

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