Faith in the Fog by Jeff Lucas
Release Date: February 2014
About the Book: “Keeping your faith burning bright when all you want to do is burn out. In Faith in the Fog, bestselling author Jeff Lucas explores the pain and fear that many Christians feel when walking through a spiritual fog, when doubts about faith undermine the joy of belief. After the Resurrection—when the disciples found themselves on the fog bank of unresolved shame, failure, and confusion—what Jesus did to help them and what he didn’t do is both enlightening and inspirational. Here, you will focus on the person of Jesus and the way he approaches those who are worn out when life is tough. Who Jesus really is—rather than the way we instinctively perceive him emotionally and theologically—is what will make the difference and help clear the fog. Through a broad approach, Faith in the Fog tackles the feelings of failure, uselessness, and shame, which are often the underlying causes of depression and burnout among Christians.” – Amazon.com
The Phone Tree Review: Faith in the Fog: Believing in What You Cannot See was a very interesting book, to say the least. It presented many considerations as it relates to being a Christ follower. Not only did the author discuss his personal struggles and past-to-present faith journey, he also discussed some of the common yet confusing beliefs held by the Christian community. Additionally, he made it a point to discuss the story and experiences of Peter.
If I had to identify the primary themes of this book or list the learning points as I saw them, they would fall under the following:
1) Learning How to Move Past a Seemingly Unpardonable Sin
2) Learning How to Overcome Depression
3) Learning How to Accept God’s Love and Grace
4) Learning How to Endure in the Face of Personal Struggle
5) Learning How to Discern Truth from Untruths
6) Learning How to Surrender to the Holy Spirit
7) Learning How to Appreciate the Kingdom of God
Filled with Scriptural references, inspirational quotes, and historical gems, this book offered a unique perspective.
While Mr. Lucas did pen several notable remarks, I cannot say that I agreed with them all. What I can say, quite honestly, is that his writing captured my attention, held it, and made me consider some things. That says a lot.
I would recommend this book to others, however, I would share that it is one man’s thoughts and beliefs on this thing called faith.
Phone Tree Rating: 3.75 Stars
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The words I have expressed are my own. I was not required to submit a positive review.