Monday, October 20, 2008

LOSING GOD



So you might be wondering about the image above, and why I would post a book that is seemingly so antithetical to what I stand for. I'll tell you why. This, my friends, is the second book that my friend Matt Rogers had published. It's not what it seems from the title. The subtitle is this, Clinging to Faith Through Doubt and Depression.

Matt tells his own personal story of his struggles with faith as he fought through a long period of depression. I have not read the book myself, but Matt asked me (and everyone he knows) to consider ordering a copy of it today. Matt's a great guy, and an impressive writer. I had the pleasure of working with him part of this summer during a Leadership Training program he directed in Carolina Beach, NC. We shared some thoughts on writing, ministry, and encouraging others to be faithful to pursue their calling. Despite what you might think from his book titles, he's got a great sense of humor. More importantly, he has a passion for helping others to connect more fully with the God of the universe. If his books can help people in the middle of their struggles, to fix their eyes on Jesus, then it's a success.

I want to encourage you to buy a copy of this book, not just to help out my friend, but because I think your life will be impacted by his writings. I was thoroughly impressed with his last book. When Answers Aren't Enough: Seeing God as Good When Life Isn't In that book, he told the story of dealing with the problem of evil on a personal level after he and his campus had witnessed the evil that manifested in Blacksburg, VA on April 16, 2007.

So I'm writing about Matt's book today to encourage you to help him out. If we all order a copy of his book today on Amazon.com, it will move his book up in the rankings and garner more attention from booksellers. Will you buy Losing God: Clinging to Faith Through Doubt and Depression on Amazon today?

Thanks for reading and considering helping him out--hope your week is starting well, wherever you are in this big world!

2 comments:

Matt said...

Thanks, Billy! I appreciate you blogging about the book. God bless ya!

BigMama said...

I just finally got a copy of When Answers Aren't Enough and it's been really good. Having endured depression myself, I look forward to reading Losing God.