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We tend to look for God in the grand and spectacular, but most of our lives are filled with ordinary moments and routines: drinking coffee, reading a book, driving to work. Can we find God in the banalities of everyday life? In Finding God in the Ordinary, the author shows that we can, and that we must. Our world is not an ordinary world. Because it was spoken into being ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published September 19th 2018 by Wipf & Stock Publishers
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Lynnette Stone
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pierce Taylor Hibbs beautifully depicts how God can be seen in the ordinary things in life. It truly inspires me to look at everyday moments in a new light.
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This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
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In the greatness of God, the smallest of things is given tremendous weight.

Hibbs, the associate director of the Theological English Department at Westminster Theological Seminary, has given us a great collection of thirteen essays (semi-inspired by an interview Hibbs heard with Karl Ove Knausgard on NPR but from a very different perspective) based on that idea. As you can guess from the title, Hibbs looks at the minutiae of life and sees
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Mark Seeley
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful little book of meditations about the phenomena of creation. There is nothing ordinary in God's world. This was a good read in light of an earlier book I read by Gerald McDermott, Everyday Glory. They pair well together.

Hibbs helps the reader to open his eyes to look past the mundane stuff of earth to discover the marvelous revelation of God in the world around him from shadows to starlings to thumbs. We are interpreters of a highly personal God revealed world.
Caleb Doxsey
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These essays were great reflections from every day experiences. The author does a wonderful job of connecting deep theology with ordinary life and models a deliberate, meditative style of reflection we all too often fail to do in our busy, harried world of endless distractions. It's good to take a step back and ponder that cup of coffee :).
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a sweet little book used as a devotional last summer.
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Short but deeply insightful. Hibbs will make you see that our world is still enchanted as long as we're able to see that there's a personal triune God active and present in it all.
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“Stable units such as dust particles must derive their stability from something, or someone. Secular worldviews would have us attribute the stable nature of the dust particles to their physical makeup or their molecular structure. In other words, they will point to principles to explain the stability of units in the world. But that is not really an explanation. Explanations are only real if they come from persons, not from principles. Principles are explanatory, no doubt, but persons must stand behind the principles or else the principles are ultimately unstable and capricious, which means they are not really principles at all.” 0 likes
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