Echoes of a Voice

We Are Not Alone

By James W. Sire

Echoes of a Voice

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  • ISBN: 9781625644152
  • Pages: 260
  • Publication Date: 4/21/2014
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Echoes of a Voice

We Are Not Alone

By James W. Sire

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625644152
  • Pages: 260
  • Publication Date: 4/21/2014
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625644152
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 4/21/2014
  • Retail Price: $29.00
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About-

Early evening, a young boy alone on his pony on the rim of the Nebraska Sandhills. Three darkening thunderclouds rising higher and higher on the horizon. An electric atmosphere, a quickening, light cooling breeze.

A slight shiver and the boy wonders, "Am I being pursued by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost?"

These sudden, unbidden, unexpected, strange experiences. We all have them. What are they? Mere plucking on the emotional strings of our material selves? Or do they have a deeper meaning? Do they signal the Presence of something other, maybe some Other, maybe some one Other, some thing or some one, above, below, beyond our normal waking consciousness?

James W. Sire has studied a massive number of these accounts. He pairs them with his own experiences and turns to scientists, philosophers, and theologians for explanation. These experiences, he concludes, are signals of transcendence or what N. T. Wright calls echoes of a voice--"the voice of Jesus, calling us to follow him into God's new world." This book is an account of the author's journey to this conclusion.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Despite the grinding tyranny of contemporary materialism, the human spirit persists in longing for transcendence. Deeply personal and impressively erudite, Echoes of a Voice explores how our experiences constantly point us in a direction beyond this physical world and the various ways that we have tended to interpret those experiences. Ultimately, Sire challenges us to look for that which satisfies our deepest longings for meaning, for community, and for relationship with the God who constantly reveals himself to his creation."
--Gene C. Fant Jr., author of God as Author

"For dwellers in our modern 'world without windows,' or for prisoners in Plato's cave content with the flickering shadows on the wall, Sire has given us a brilliant and helpful survey of pathways to the sun and freedom--some sure and some illusory. Echoes of a Voice should be read by all who wrestle with communicating faith persuasively today."
--Os Guinness, author of Long Journey Home

"This book is both intellectually challenging and personally moving. Echoes of a Voice provides a vivid presentation of the ways in which God makes his presence known."
--C. Stephen Evans, author of God and Moral Obligation

Contributors-

James W. Sire

Bio(s)-

James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri) has been a professor of English literature, philosophy, and theology, chief editor of InterVarsity Press, and a lecturer in many universities in the United States, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. He is the author of twenty books, including The Universe Next Door (1976), now in its fifth edition and translated into eighteen languages. Rim of the Sandhills (eBook) traces his life from Nebraska rancher to international writer.

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