Finding God in the Dark Paperback
Faith, Disappointment, and the Struggle to Believe
by Ronnie Martin; Ted Kluck;
A Bird's Eye View
Discover the fluorescent God who overcomes our doubt, disappointment, fear and deepest struggles
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Finding God in the Dark
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The darkness of doubting your faith can be a lonely place, but you’re not alone. In ‘Finding God in the Dark’ readers will discover the desert experience is universal through the honest accounts and exploration of two modern Christians.
Wrestling with your doubts can sometimes make you feel like an outsider in a faith-filled church. Ted Kluck & Ronnie Martin can testify to that. Ted’s life took a nosedive after a failed adoption which sent him into the pits of doubt and despair. While Ronnie’s foundations where shook when his father unexpectedly died leaving his music career in tatters.
Kluck & Martins raw and real revelations about their desert experience contain seeds of hope and words of encouragement. Even though they stood in the darkness, God led them through the valley and into greener pastures.
Those looking for more than a superficial pick-me-up should read this book, drenched in honesty, real emotion and experienced grace.
Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written eight books, and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He's also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball. His first book won a Christianity Today Book of the Year award. Ted lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan, with his wife and two sons.
Ronnie Martin is a Dove Award-nominated recording artist best known as the sole member of Joy Electric. Ronnie has over twenty album credits and is a worship arts pastor and young adults teacher at Ashland Grace Church in Ohio. He lives in Ashland, Ohio, with his wife, Melissa, and daughter.
Finding God in the Dark by Ronnie Martin; Ted Kluck was published by Baker in May 2013 and is our 41456th best seller. The ISBN for Finding God in the Dark is 9780764210822.
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That's hard to remember in the face of disillusionment or heartache. Unbelief and doubt are buried deep within us, especially when we question God's goodness in the face of loss and abandonment. Ted Kluck's world was turned upside down after experiencing a failed adoption, where he found himself propelled into a year of doubt and disillusionment. Ronnie Martin struggled with the kind of identity and idolatry issues that come with being a well-known recording artist, before the unexpected death of his father allowed those sins to be brought to the surface of his heart. It is in the midst of these and other everyday stories that we learn how God reveals His boundless grace to every one of us.
Whether you've lost someone you loved, suffered career failure, or simply been let down by a fellow Christian, it's natural to wonder whether God has forgotten about you. You're not alone. But as a believer, you can trust that overcoming individual challenges will prepare you for a greater purpose. Kluck and Martin's raw revelations about their mistakes and disappointments will help you on your own journey to finding God when you’re standing in the dark.
Author’s Notes: Everyone Hurts (Ted Kluck)
Introduction (Ronnie Martin)
Chapter 1 – You Gotta Have Faith: The Source of Unbelief (or the Struggle to Belief When Life’s Falling Apart)
Chapter 2 – How Soon Is Now?: When God’s People Question the Reliability of God
Chapter 3 – How You Doin?: Culture’s Obsession With Self-Sufficiency
Chapter 4 – Personal Jesus: The Joyless Pursuit of Creating God in Our Own Image
Chapter 5 – I Built My Fortress: Mistaking Failure for Humility and Killing Big T
Chapter 6 – Blue Monday: Reflections on Doubt and Unbelief
Chapter 7 – My Father’s Son: Praying Through Unbelief
Chapter 8 – The God Who Finds Us
“With clarity, wit, and fresh insight, Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin are sympathetic and trustworthy companions to anyone in the midst of such a struggle” – Mike Cosper, Pastor of Worship and Arts at Sojourn Community Church.
“Every day I meet someone who can benefit from the insights and authenticity that fill up this little volume… Read it, and then buy some for those friends you know who are traveling through dark days.” – David W. Hegg, Senior Pastor Grace Baptist Church.
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|Page last updated||2nd September 2015|
|Author / Artist||Ronnie Martin; Ted Kluck|
|Publisher||Baker (May 2013)|
|Number of Pages||144|