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Let God: Spiritual Conversations with Francois Fenelon

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A collection of letters between 17th century theologian and pastor Francios Fenelon and a circle of friends serving in Louis XIV's court. Though the words are ancient, the wisdom is timely. ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Dirty Paper Press
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Tanner Hawk
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It is a stark truth when we first run up against it: God isn't always the safe bet or the sure thing. God disappoints us, and this disappointment can be the bitterest kind. It often comes in those tender places where our hearts are most vulnerable or most hopeful or most desperate. We believe God will act for us, and sometimes...we hear nothing" (1).

"Becoming a follower of God is hard because it requires that we submit ourselves fully to a God who is other than us. We must let go of our insiste
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Sara
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
This is a collection of letters from a French spiritual guide who lived in the 17th century. I read Let God with a handful of people from my church, and we had a good discussion about several of the timeless themes Fenelon touches on in the book. It's wonderful to hear advice from a 350 year-old Christian and to consider how true it is that "there's nothing new under the sun." Still, without context for each letter (readers only get one side of the conversation) I felt like I couldn't get as muc ...more
Lis
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith, non-fiction
What a delightful book! I had to read it for a retreat I'm attending - otherwise I wouldn't have discovered it. Fenelon's insights hit me in a very personal way. At least 25% of my book is highlighted with 35 pages noted as "my favorite quotes". My favorite section is "how can I live in community?"
I'll be going back to this book often.
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Shannon
Oct 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the 2 I have gotten to read of Winn's. I am in the middle of Holy Curiosity now!! (YEAH!) I love the personal style of the letters, but more importantly I love the relevance of words written centuries ago...relevant to a time and place and person so wholly different. Beautiful, convicting, and freeing all at the same time. ...more
Austin Grigg
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I felt like I was receiving letters from an old sage reading Let God. Winn and Fenelon's voice blend together into a very wise, comfortable tone that sounds like a good friend. I learned much from this book as it prodded at my selfishness and asked about my loyalties. ...more
Suzanne Tietjen
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very meaningful. Came into my life at a time when I am more aware of needing to trust and it has been eye- and heart-opening. A good balance of old and new, bringing wisdom from the past into today. I love this book.
Juli
Sep 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Winn takes Fenelon's works and makes them into letters to a friend. You would swear these were actually written to you because they hit deep to the soul offering heart-piercing,self-releasing, life-giving words. What a gift. ...more
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Winn has written for periodicals such as Washington Post, Christian Century, Soul Journey, Christianity Today, In Touch, Campus Life, Leadership Journal, Radiant, Preaching Today and Clear & Seven. For six years, Winn was the Deeper Walk editor for Relevant Magazine. His first solo book, Restless Faith: Hanging on to a God Just out of Reach is a candid exploration into the perplexing, riveting and ...more

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