“Written from the real-life trenches of trials, White offers a genuine word of hope. The book combines meaty biblical substance, transparent narrative, and rich theology to provide a comforting word for those in the valley of darkness. In addition to the pastoral tone of the book, White takes a unique and intriguing journey through parts of the genealogy of Jesus.”
—Cameron Cole, author of Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem
“Andy White expresses a powerful truth about the Christian faith. He gleans from examples in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus and from his own ‘spiritual genealogy’ that faith is not just a set of beliefs and practices. Faith is the way to live a certain kind of story, journey, and pilgrimage toward a future not known with certainty but, nonetheless, constructed by God and one traveled by Christ himself. Consequently, regardless of the setbacks, losses, and shocks that occur, our faith-story is never over.”
—Dennis L. Sansom, chair, Department of Philosophy, Samford University
"Seeds of Redemption is a gentle and serious reminder of how our life path may go through a valley of death and darkness, yet God never seems to give up on us. Though we sometimes look to be struggling alone, God is near and brings the victory to us for his glory. Andy White opens our eyes to see that Jesus's followers seem to go through persistent trials and hardships, but that these situations can build character and bring out a new creation with new passion and zeal for faith in God, thus radiating his glory and beauty."
—Samuel M. Mugisha, bishop, Anglican Diocese of Shyira, Musanze, Rwanda
“With references to literary classics, movies, and diverse spiritual writers, Andy White uses examples from the genealogy of Jesus to meet us in the midst of life's heartache and pain and to remind us that grace not only redeems our brokenness, but it equips us to be agents of that grace to others in a world desperately in need of redemption. A must-read for both the hurting and the hopeful!”
—Kristy Dempsey, award-winning children's book author
"Andy White's book is not just another treatise about broken humanity and suffering. Linking specific biblical characters and their narratives with current, commonly experienced human conditions, Andy explains how setbacks, loss, betrayal, failures, and plain old sin are part of Jesus' redemptive story—his story—in our lives today. Poignant human anecdotes, insightful quotes, fascinating film analogies, and scholarly textual perspectives help the reader better understand the meaning-making process of Jesus's love during our toughest times. In the end, our pain is always about Jesus, and Andy faithfully honors that reality."
—Geoff Paetzhold, International Counseling & Consulting, Inc., Smyrna, Georgia
“Seeds of Redemption is an honest and compelling exploration of how the life God gives can germinate and grow out of the dark soil of pain, sorrow, failure, and loss. By looking at various figures from Matthew's genealogy of Jesus, Andy White helps us see that God enacts his drama of redemption through stories of struggle that nevertheless bear a beautiful weight of glory.”
—Wes Vander Lugt, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary