Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wrestling with God

Recommended by John Wilson, editor of Books and Culture | posted 3/31/2009 09:30AM.

This is a great and provocating, sometimes heart tearing book to read. Simone Weil is a Christian mystic who suffers from physical and emotional illness. One of my own favourite

Wrestling with God : An Introduction to Simone Weil
Simone Weil

If you haven't read the sometimes exasperating, often unsettling, but entirely unforgettable French thinker Simone Weil (1909-1943), this handsomely produced booklet in the Trinity Forum Readings series would serve you well. It combines brief selections from her writings with a helpful introductory essay by Alonzo L. McDonald. And I expect it will leave you wanting to read more. The booklet would also make a good gift for a student or a friend who is herself wrestling with God. Driscoll and Breshears bravely follow Christ in his descent to hell to preach to those who are held captive by sin and death.

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