Item description for Let God: The Transforming Wisdom of Francois Fenelon by Winn Collier...
Overview Discussing such topics as humility, the death of self, walking in the Holy Spirit, and true friendships, this treasury features letters from Francois Fenelon, written three hundred years ago, that provide wisdom and guidance for today's doubting and troubled Christian. Original.
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Studio: Paraclete Press (MA)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN 1557255504 ISBN13 9781557255501
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More About Winn Collier
Winn Collier has been in pastoral ministry for eleven years. He is the lead pastor of Downtown Community Fellowship and serves as director of The Genesis Project, a nonprofit foundation and resource for church planters. Winn is the general editor of three books in the Deeper Walk series and is a regular contributor for Relevant magazine, Soul Journey, and Clear & Seven.
Winn Collier currently resides in Seneca. Winn Collier was born in 1971.
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A Forgotten Voice Brought to Life Nov 1, 2007
Collier is an emerging spiritual writer's writer in the tradition of Frederick Buechner and Wendell Berry. I'm a big fan of his "Deeper Walk" columns in Relevant Magazine and was also impressed by his previous book, "Restless Faith." So when I heard that he had written a paraphrase of some 17th century Christian's written correspondence, well, I thought maybe he had gone all academic or something.
But "Let God: The Transforming Wisdom of Francois Fenelon," (shouldn't the subtitle alone be a Hollywood epic?) is the right book at the right time. In an age of professional sports heroes and dime-store wisdom dispensed by anyone who calls themself a spiritual guru, Fenelon's writings carry an undeniable weight and authority. Colliers paraphrasing is lively, relevant, and contemporary without being trendy or trying to hard to be hip. The book is creatively divided into topical sections with commentary from the author at the beginning of each section.
The thing that most suprised me as I read through the book was that I couldn't help but imagine myself in a real life conversation with this philosopher, theologian, and poet whose voice echoed from nearly five centuries ago.
"Let God" is a rich resource on two levels. The first is Colliers deft paraphrasing that pumps life into some long forgotten words. But the second is the very nature of Fenelon's dialogue: unhurried, meditative, and without agenda. At a time when programs and formulas for spiritual growth are the norm, Evangelicals in the 21st century would do well to borrow from this 17th century soul friend.