God, Where Are You?

Rediscovering the Bible

By Carlos Mesters

Translated by John L. Drury, Francis McDonagh

God, Where Are You?

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  • ISBN: 9781592444267
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 12/9/2003
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
Web Price: $23.20

God, Where Are You?

Rediscovering the Bible

By Carlos Mesters

Translated by John L. Drury, Francis McDonagh

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592444267
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 12/9/2003
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20

About-

"God, where are you?" is a question many of us ask, at many points in life - usually when we don't know what path to take, or where to turn in despair. In God, Where Are You? Carlos Mesters suggests that to answer this question we should turn to the place turned to again and again throughout history; the Bible itself.

God, Where Are You? provides a way to approach the Bible as millions of ordinary people have, for many hundreds of years. Carlos Mesters suggests that the Bible can be considered the Christian family album, and its contents a guide for discovering who we are, where we came from, and - of course - where God is in our lives.

Scholars may study and debate, argue and date, searching for the perfect answers to who wrote down which part of the Bible and when, but this is not the total of what the Bible is. God, Where Are You? shows that it is the people of the Bible, and the stories of how God touches them, that have the most to tell us.

Mesters looks at the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses and the prophets, as well as the story of Job and the Psalms of David from the Hebrew Scriptures. Then, he turns to the Gospels, the Sermon on the Mount, the Parables, Miracles, and Life of Jesus. Throughout, he shows how the Bible, in speaking about people, also speaks about God being always, firmly, in their midst.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Mesters has given all who seek understanding of God's words to us a gift of inestimable value. It will transform the way we interpret the Word and make it come true in our world today."
- Megan McKenna

"Mesters provides an 'introduction' to the Bible that genuinely 'introduces' the literature itself, and its great religious resources . . . with freshness and genuine accessibility."
- Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Carlos Mesters
John L. Drury
Francis McDonagh

Bio(s)-

CARLOS MESTERS is a Dutch Carmelite priest. Known for his work in small Christian communities, he is also a writer and scripture scholar. Among his books is Defenseless Flower: A New Reading of the Bible, which won the Catholic Book Award for Scripture.

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