One of the best parts of doing life in a cohort is a constant flow of learning from one another. Once one of us reads something awesome, hears something life changing, or just discovers a book with one phenomenal chapter, we recommend it to the rest of the group, and typically we all get around to that book at some point. So… we’ll be sharing some of the love here on the site. These aren’t full reviews, and just as a disclaimer – we don’t always agree with everything we read. BUT, if it’s worth our time, and it may be worth yours, we’ll throw it up here with a link and maybe a sentence or two.
I am not the fastest reader. I don’t fly through books every week. In fact, I am more of the read a chapter and process for a few days then read more type of person. So this book, Impossible Love by Craig Keener and Medine Moussounga Keener took me by surprise. I have enjoined much of Craig Keener’s work but I had never heard his whole story. I read this book in 4 days and wept at the end.
The power of their story is undeniable and the recognition of God’s powerful love and work, even in the midst of great suffering and division is an important message for the Church today.
This book may seem like just a story but there is power in this story. Power to bring us to conversations, evaluation and reflection on our own ideas of how God works and the ebb and flow of our faith in his goodness.
I hope you’ll pick up this book and be challenged, as I was, by the story within.