I have always benefitted from reading books by Nancy and John Ortberg. They are consummate story tellers. And their stories always have a message which speaks into my heart. The newest book by Nancy Ortberg, Seeing in the Dark: Finding God’s light in the most Unexpected Places was another powerful Ortberg book.
The purpose of the book is to help us find or better yet, recognize the light of God in the midst of the darkness which surrounds us. What I like about her writing is the fact she is not offering a cookie cutter model of how we need to react to life. Instead, she shares stories and allows the reader to embrace her message.
Each chapter seems to be disconnected and yet at the same time they are powerfully connected. At times the stories and jumps she makes don’t seem to connect until you read the final words of the chapter. This is an easy to read, yet powerful book.
I was really struck by the last chapter, Benediction. It was a powerful chapter as Nancy recalled life and death and the last words, the ways in which we say to others “may the Lord . . .” That was the chapter which will leave a lasting impression upon me.
This was an excellent book, especially for those who don’t want someone to give them all of the answers to life’s issues, other than to seek the light of Christ!
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Press in exchange for my honest opinion.