Item description for Sailing Between the Stars: Musings on the Mysteries of Faith by Steven James...
Overview Faith doesn't always make sense.
We live in a world of tension, and as much as we'd sometimes like it to, our faith was not meant to relieve that tension but to make some sense of it. Through stunning essays and evocative stories, Steven James explores the wonder, paradox, and presence of Jesus in life today.
Without trying to decipher or diminish the mysteries of a life of faith, James leads you deeper into the rich texture of the breathtaking story God is telling our planet. Rather than limiting God to human understanding, you can discover the joy found in not being able to ever fully comprehend the Creator or the depth of his love. From funny to poignant to profound, but always pointing toward God, James's stories help you develop a worldview of wonder at the incredible world in which we live.
There's never been a better time to get to know this God who is illogical, unreasonable, unrealistic, and incredibly and unmistakably true.
Community Description Steven James is a professional storyteller, award-winning author, and popular conference speaker. He is the author of numerous books with Standard Publishing including The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children's Ministry, 24 Tandem Bible Hero Story Scripts for Children's Ministry, 30 New Testament QuickSkits for Kids, and Sharable Parables.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800731646 ISBN13 9780800731649
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven James
Critically acclaimed author Steven James has taught on writing craft and creative storytelling all over the world. He has written more than two dozen books that have won over a dozen awards, including two Christy awards for best suspense, The Suspense Zone's Reviewers Choice award, Suspense Magazine's Book of the Year award, four Storytelling World Honor awards, a nomination for an ECPA Gold Medallion Award and two Publisher's Weekly starred reviews.
Steven James currently resides in the state of Tennessee.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sailing Between the Stars: Musings on the Mysteries of Faith?
A gift to the soul Oct 10, 2006
"Sailing Between the Stars" has been a gift to my soul... and to my faith. Most of my Christian years have been spent trying to decipher the undecipherable, reason out the unreasonable and comprehend the incomprehensible. And I've found that it's in those times of perplexity that I draw closer to my Creator as I seek not just to know ABOUT him, but to truly KNOW him.
This book by Steven James reassured me that it's all right to not understand everything about faith and God. That those attempts to unravel the mystery of mysteries provide opportunity for deep fellowship with the God of the universe. And somehow, by embracing the mystery, I've come away with a greater understanding of God than I ever set out to gain.
I highly recommend "Sailing Between the Stars." Steven James' storytelling talent makes it a great read that lets you welcome the challenge of living in the unknown mystery that is faith. To quote James, "The dance of life is as mysterious as the wind twirling through the trees, and we're never going to be able to grasp all of its nuances."
Steven James, please keep musing, and please keep writing. I'll keep reading.