She literally refused to die, even after she was given a three-month prognosis due to pancreatic cancer. That was mom's testimony. Irrespective of that ominous prediction, she refused radiation and chemotherapy, because she believed it was not her time to die. What makes a person look straight into the haunting face of death and resolutely refuse its advances? What makes a person believe in the absolute best outcome when all apparent circumstances spell certain doom? A man who was born blind, plays the piano incredibly, sings and produces music. A young man tragically loses his arms in a horrific accident, yet creates masterpieces with a paintbrush between his lips. A young girl who was abused and homeless, graduates from college with honors. All these people were under devastating circumstances and they all did the same thing to survive. They didn't give up. They believed when it didn't make sense to believe. They had to reach beyond their senses to grasp something that was higher and greater than their circumstances. This force has been described as the indomitable human spirit. Others call it belief, trust or confidence. The Bible calls it "faith" Scripture teaches that we are to "walk by faith and not by sight." Faith does not depend on the senses or on our surroundings. In other words, if we can see it, touch it, taste it, smell it, or hear it, we are not having faith. This is not rational thinking. In our world of sensory overload, where we not only depend on, but are obsessed with the "sensual." how can anyone live beyond their senses? We all have at some point in our lives attempted to access this enigmatic force called faith. When our entire ingenuity and intellectual prowess fails and nothing makes sense anymore, it becomes the default power we pray to God for, so we may have strength and hope. But what does it look like, where is it and who distributes it? In this book you will learn that life does not have to make s
The Gospel of Non-Sense by Calvin N Roberson was published by Outskirts Press in September 2012. The ISBN for The Gospel of Non-Sense is 9781432796389.