Monday, May 9, 2016

Nonfiction Review - Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark

Addie Zierman's writing style is blunt. The author is not afraid to use a bit of language here and there or to briefly mention taboo subjects like sex with her husband. "Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark" follows her road trip with her two toddler sons, mostly covering time behind the wheel or behind a bottle of wine. The journey is depressing, yet oddly comforting. After several chapters of reflection on the fired-up emotions of her youth and her inability to "feel" God, Zierman gives an accurate and poignant conclusion: "Every now and then God appears to his people in the blazing fire, but it's less often than I always thought. And his silence marks the pages of the biblical narrative more than I ever knew. It asks for our trust, for our hope. If I'd thought about faith as a journey in my life, I'd never pictured anything average. I'd imagined the same spontaneous and whimsical road trip I thought I'd be taking. As it turns out, this version of my faith journey is every bit as fictional as the road trip I'd imagined. Maybe faith has never been anything more than this slow, steady process of change." "Night Driving" is a quick and easy read that will remind readers that they are not alone.

*Disclaimer: I receivd this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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