Michael Horton has written a unique book that is a thoughtful mixture of spiritual autobiography, biblical exposition, devotional meditation, and theological/cultural critique. The author's struggles with a terminally ill father and a mother suffering concurrently from a debilitating stroke prompts some probing reflections about the quality of true faith and the nature of divine providence. Along the way, Horton analyzes a wide variety of trials that believers face during their earthly existence, offering "devotional exercises" that he hopes can "be both a balm in the middle of trials and a study guide for the exam of life" (21).
Gillis Harp is professor of history at Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania).
Issue: "In View Of God's Mercies" Nov./Dec. 2006 Vol. 15 No. 6 Page number(s):
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