Contents Preface Chapter One: The Mystery of Silence and Prayer Stumbling in the Silence Around and Around Surrender to the Silence Believing in Believing A Chance Encounter Teach Us to Pray I Know Why Sarah Laughed Simplicity The Longest Prayer Ordinary Time Blessed Quietness Saint Fallow Come Sunday Chapter Two: The Mystery of Ministry And the Word Became Flesh Revival I Too Have a Dream The Welcome Table The Tap of an Angel Holy Ground The Itinerant Journey Chapter Three: The Mystery of Marriage and Mothering Behold, I Show You a Mystery Mother's Day The Grace of Daily Obligation If I Knew Then What I Know Now Fidelity Chapter Four: The Mystery of Miracles Eternal Life The Music of Noise Lord, There's Been a Great Change in Me Emmaus The Last Day for Miracles Behold, I Show You a Mystery When the Bush Stops Burning Bibliography
Renita J. Weems is a writer, Bible scholar, and minister, and the author of Just a Sister Away and I Asked for Intimacy. She lives with her husband and their daughter in Nashville, Tennessee, where she also teaches Old Testament studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Popular African American preacher Weems offers a moving, zestful account of her own life and complex relationship with God, from the passion of early faith through the patient acceptance of love deepened by difficulty and mystery. Written with intelligence, conviction, humor, maturity, and wisdom, this book should have a broad appeal to readers of many persuasions, Christian and non-Christian alike. Highly recommended.
Essence Anyone who has fought to hang on to faith amidst life's difficulties, large and small, will find this book a gem worth keeping. Colman McCarthy The Washington Post Book World Weems' book, a deep well of reflective and often uplifting prose, shows a writer confessionally and candidly explaining the burdens of believing...While Weems listens to her Almighty, readers can listen to her -- and hear the voice of a wise and doubt-challenging woman who writes as powerfully as she believes.