Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Finding God in the Dark by Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin

Finding God in the Dark: Faith Dissappointment and the Struggle to Believe by Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin
Publisher: Bethany House
Publishing Date:  March 15, 2013
ISBN13: 9780764210822
139 Pages


God has not forgotten about you. That's hard to remember in the face of disillusionment or heartache. Ted Kluck's world has turned upside down after experiencing a failed adoption, where he found himself propelled into a year of doubt and disillusionment. Ronnie Martin struggled with the kind of identity and idolatry issues that come with being a well-known recording artist, before the unexpected death of his father allowed those sins to be brought to the surface of his heart. It is in the midst of these and other everyday stories that we learn how God reveals His boundless grace to every one of us.

Whether you've lost someone you loved, suffered career failure, or simply been let down by a fellow Christian, it's natural to wonder whether God has forgotten about you. You're not alone. Kluck and Martin's raw revelations about their mistakes and disappointments will help you on your own journey to finding God when you're standing in the dark.

My Review 

I received this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I have to admit, I was disappointed with this book. I went in to it hoping that I would be able to explore my faith (or lack thereof), but it's not what I found. Truthfully, I've been struggling with my faith since I was in high school, about 6-7 years ago. It took me a long time to stop believing in God, but then I met my boyfriend and his family is very religious (his dad is a part-time minister after all). He asked me to explore my faith a little with him, but thankfully never pushed anything on me. His family is the same way. They welcome me to go to church with them, but they never push anything on me. So I decided I would read this book to see if it helped me figure out my beliefs. Unfortunately, it didn't. I enjoyed the beginning, but then about halfway through it, I kind of lost interest. I forced myself to keep reading in hopes that it would get better, but it didn't happen for me. I'm not saying this isn't a good book; I'm sure many people will like and really get a lot out of it. It just didn't do much for me, though I'm still glad to have read it. I think this book might be more appropriate for those who may be unsure or are struggling with their beliefs but have not completely stopped believing.

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  1. Great review and thank you for sharing this story with us!

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