Ocean of Love, or Sea of Troubles? by Geoffrey HarrisOcean of Love, or Sea of Troubles? by Geoffrey Harris

Ocean of Love, or Sea of Troubles?

byGeoffrey Harris

Hardcover | December 22, 2016

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The title of Dr. Harris' book suggests that life is like a two-sided coin: it can be an Ocean of Love but can also be a Sea of Troubles. The subtitle clarifies this paradox: first, there are many signs of God's reality and activity in the world, and the first section of the book examines ways in which people are aware of God as both a creative and immanent presence in life. The ""signs"" of God are not philosophical ""proofs"" but empirical realities accessible to all people. In the second section, the biblical responses to suffering in the world are explored--through both Old and New Testaments. In the third section the writings of two modern apologists, C. S. Lewis and Philip Yancey, are assessed, and then finally there is a chapter of interviews with people who have known suffering in their lives. ""Harris brings a commanding academic mind and a wealth of ministerial experience to the question, 'Where is God in suffering?' The answers he finds in the nature of creation, scripture, and human stories are informative and compelling. This book is unflinching and scholarly, yet gentle and uplifting. It will both enlighten and bless all who read it.""--Sally Myers, Principal of the Lincoln School of Theology ""Geoff Harris has given us a book that challenges and uplifts at the same time. His wide reading and accessible style bring together biblical scholarship, pastoral compassion, and an understanding of modern culture that offer us insightful and credible ways of addressing the problem of suffering.""--Francis Bridger, Dean of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church; author of Twenty-Three Days: A Story of Love, Death and GodRobert Geoffrey Harris is a Methodist minister who has served the church in several places, including Cameroon in West Africa. He worked for the East Midlands Ministry Training Course at University of Nottingham as Director of Studies, and then for Lincoln School of Theology at University of Lincoln as Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies. He has had two previous full-length books published: Mission in the Gospels (2004) and The SCM Core Text: Paul (2009).
Title:Ocean of Love, or Sea of Troubles?Format:HardcoverDimensions:178 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:December 22, 2016Publisher:Wipf and Stock PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1498238068

ISBN - 13:9781498238069