The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life by Terryl L. Givens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This books was not only focused on a beautiful subject, but it was written in an almost poetic manner. The Givens' discuss the problem of Evil, faith and doubt, the fall, Zion, the nature of God, our eternal destiny, and other elements of faith that are often not touched on traditionally. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I am very grateful for the sincere, eloquent, and straight-forward approach of the book. It isn't long, and it doesn't try to pretend to be more than it purports to be.
I believe in the God who weeps, who has the largest capacity for joy because He also experiences the deepest of sorrow due to HIs everlasting love for all his children. My testimony and connection to Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ grew while reading this book which draws on both scriptural witnesses as well as poets and thinkers from non-LDS sources.
This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the nature of God and His Plan of Happiness. While I am not free from doubt, I know that the subjects discussed in this book are just as real as the secular points of knowledge I am learning at the university.
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I am a graduate student in Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. I enjoy writing, hiking, and spending time with my family.