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Analogy to dust bowl description in Grapes of Wrath
With The wind comes stinging reminders of how different your life is from everyone else's.... To escape these stinging realities you huddle yourself in your house...
Eventually the wind subsides, dust settles & it is safe to go outside again. What then? How do we reclaim the dust bowl that our life has become? Where do we even start?
...your only prayer is that God In his mercy will put an end to your misery, take you home. Not someday but tod ...more
This is one of my favorite spiritual books. Ken Gire honestly tackles the pain in life that everyone experiences. He doesn't give "cheer you up, things are going to get better" answers. He's honest, sometimes painfully so. I found myself in this book. Finally, someone who doesn't mince words or offer pat answers on the difficulties we face living in our bodies on this very human planet.
Ken Gire is one of my favorite authors...such beautiful writing. Often such insightful and deep writing. This book was no exception, although I did feel a bit like there was more depth to be explored. It lends biblical and experiential perspective to the question of why bad things happen.
Ken Gire is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Divine Embrace," "Windows of the Soul," "The Work of His Hands," the Moments with the Savior series, and the Reflective Life series. He has also co-authored "The Birthright" with John Sheasby. Two of his books have been awarded a Gold Medallion. A full-time writer and speaker, Ken is the founder of Reflective Living, a nonprofit ministry ...moreMore about Ken Gire...