Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel audiobook

Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World

By Jen Pollock Michel
Foreword by Russ Ramsey
Read by Jen Pollock Michel

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200541799

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  • ISBN: 9798200541782

Runtime: 6.15 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In a world filled with ambiguity, many of us long for a belief system that provides straightforward answers to complex questions and clarity in the face of confusion. We want faith to act like an orderly set of truth-claims designed to solve the problems and pain that life throws at us.

With signature candor and depth, Jen Pollock Michel helps listeners imagine a Christian faith open to mystery. While there are certainties in Christian faith, at the heart of the Christian story is also paradox. Jesus invites us to abandon the polarities of either and or in order to embrace the difficult, wondrous dissonance of and.

The incarnation—the paradox of God made human—teaches us to look for God in the and of body and spirit, heaven and earth. In the kingdom, God often hides in plain sight and announces his triumph on the back of a donkey. In the paradox of grace, we receive life eternal by actively participating in death. And lament, with its clear-eyed appraisal of suffering alongside its commitment to finding audience with God, is a paradoxical practice of faith. Each of these themes give us certainty about God while also leading us into greater curiosity about his nature and activity in the world.

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Author Bio: Jen Pollock Michel

Author Bio: Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel is a writer, speaker, and mother of five. She is a regular contributor for Christianity Today’s popular her.meneutics blog and also writes for Today in the Word, a monthly devotional published by the Moody Bible Institute. Her writing has also appeared at Relevant, InTouch magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, and Gifted for Leadership. She earned her BA in French from Wheaton College and her MA in literature from Northwestern University. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her family.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English