Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review: Clear Winter Nights

Trevin Wax had the right idea when he decided to put several questions about the Christian faith into a story format.

A college-aged man is going through an identity crisis after leaving his fiance and questioning his right and obligation to take part in church planting when doubts about his faith surface. He goes to visit his grandfather for a short time, and while taking care of him, he ends up asking the former pastor several questions about Christianity.

I love the idea here. A story format makes these questions easier to discuss, and Wax has created believable characters and a touching story. However, I felt like the discussions did not go deep enough and that they felt a bit too pre-meditated rather than conversational. For me, personally, I did not leave with any shocking answers to big questions. I go to the non-fiction books for that kind of an eye-opener. "Clear Winter Nights" is more of a coffee table book in that it's a short and easy read. But it's a very good book for beginners seeking answers. I'm just not at that stage any more, having read several non-fiction books with better, clearer, longer answers.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review of it.

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