Book Review: God’s Way Of Peace

Reblogging for future reference:

Edge Induced Cohesion

God’s Way Of Peace:  A Book For The Anxious, by Horatius Bonar

This book is not an ideal book for the anxious.  I am not saying that this is the worst possible book for the anxious, but as a person who both struggles mightily with anxiety [1] and who somewhat predictably reads about the subject [2], this book is not ideal.  Perhaps the biggest problem with this book is that a tough-minded to the point of being immensely judgmental Scottish Presbyterian felt that he was called upon by God to write an encouraging and comforting book about anxiety to an audience.  Only it is not a comforting and encouraging book at all, instead serving as part of an extensive body of literature that condemns the anxious for being ungodly and unchristian, which merely adds to the struggles and difficulties that anxious people already have.  Perhaps in general it would be…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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