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A few words of appreciation *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Revival' started by Serbitar, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Serbitar

    Serbitar New Member

    I would just like to pass on my congratulations to Stephen for his best and most affecting novel that I have read. I found this to be so for so many reasons, but the two main ones would be that I am a full time music tutor (a rock guitarist no less!) and
    I am also training to be an Episcopal priest part-time.

    So as you can imagine I could really empathise with much of what was happening to the characters- the pain and suffering of a life which can often seem futile and a God who seems distant, if even real. In the future I might be the person sharing in the lives of people suffering such distress.

    Yet we are all born with the urge to hope, even when life has hurt us and we suffer. We believe in friendship and love, trust that there will be justice and pray (often against our own wishes!) when things go bad. We do so, I believe, because deep down inside we know that if we just turn around around and look up God is not so distant. He is in fact waiting for us to pay attention to him.

    A day or two ago I was driving late afternoon. The sky was on fire, glowing like a furnace. The autumn colours flared. The veil between worlds was pierced but it wasn't frightening at all- it was glorious and beautiful.

    Thank you Stephen for your wonderful book. It was frightening, challenging and beautifully written. It gave me much more cause for thought than many serious theological books that I've been reading.

    Every blessing to all of you.
     
  2. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Can't ask much more of a story than that^.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...what a beautiful summation and endorsement....
     
  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Welcome new friend! I agree wholeheartedly!
     
  5. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    Welcome. Nice to meet you.
     
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  6. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    An Episcopalian, eh? Now that's a mouthful! Welcome to the SKMB Serbitar =D:star:
     
  7. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Board! Keep posting!
     
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  8. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Howdy Rev, I see God in nature as well. Revival was a very fine read. Welcome and enjoy, mal.
     
  9. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Welcome Great post.
     
  10. Serbitar

    Serbitar New Member

    Thanks for the welcome everyone :)

    Next up.. A bit of Jack Reacher, then the Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

    Cya soon!
     
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  11. Grant87

    Grant87 Well-Known Member

    Very well said! I'm a big fan of Revival as well.
     
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  12. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    A much belated welcome, Serbitar!
     
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  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...kind of you, but they haven't been back since that day.....
     
  14. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    Yeah, I saw that. I took an extended break from this place...our priest might return someday. :)
     
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  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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