A few words of appreciation *spoilers*

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Serbitar

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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.
 

Neesy

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