“Sacred encounters in a Portland Pub and other unexpected places.”
Within the Christian community there are weekly worship services and theological training. I’ve been immersed in these for years. There is a sort of ‘holy claustrophobia’ have felt from time to time in my life and Tony Kriz seems to understand my plight. His writing is refreshingly real and his book is a wonderful new friend.
To the astonishment of many, the cure for Tony’s spiritual woes are not found in the likely spots. My favorite part of this 24 chapter 226 page book of wonderful stories and personal wrestling appears at the halfway point. At the onset of chapter twelve Tony states “I was finally starting to get it: The process of healing was ultimately God’s process. The conduits of that healing were going to come from places I could not control or predict.”
God’s owns the process in which He grows each of us. He maintains the power and ability to speak to us from anyone, anywhere and in any circumstance He desires. Tony’s powerful encounters and stories of faith both compelled and encouraged me as a reader to get beyond the safe Christian bubble and to reach out beyond former ‘safe’ limits.
It was refreshing for me to read real life stories and encounters that did not have to be wrapped together neatly in a perfectly resolved package. If you enjoy story, desire more from your current walk or just want to take a glimpse into the mind of someone who is less than perfect. I highly recommend this book.
A copy of this book was sent to me free of charge in exchange for this review.
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