Experience is a foundation for revelation. We need not deny it, or have apprehension about it. The God of deep providence is not entirely revealed in sacred writing and tradition, or inferred from reason. The journey of life–the exultant crests and the heartbreaking troughs–are also God’s revelation to us. That is why Spiritual memoir that reflects on our human experience has a place in our reading regiment alongside of biblical studies, denominational histories, and philosophy.
With that in mind I invite you to add this recent publication by Mike Cope to your reading list. The following description is found at Amazon.com:
“She was a beautiful pint-sized girl with a big love. And the best scholars in the world couldn’t teach what she did in her brief life. Megan died at age ten. But her life has exposed some of the insanities of the world and revealed four life-giving secrets.
One secret is simply this: Second choices don’t mean we miss out on life. Sometimes our second choices define and shape us in ways we’d never change even if we could.
Lovingly written by Megan’s father, this unique inspirational book wraps these four secrets in stories that will restore hope to those grieving a death or second choice, and all who have a heart for a spunky little girl whose only spoken words were, ”I’m Megan!”
All readers who long to see modern-day examples of the ”little ones” Jesus held on his lap and loved will be inspired and moved to laugh and cry and exult in God’s incredible wisdom spoken through a disabled child.
What Mike discovers is that life with Megan–who slept only three hours a night–was exhausting, challenging, even disappointing, but also filled with joy and secrets that he’s ready to tell the world.”
NOTE: A kindle and Ibooks version will be out in a couple of weeks.
Check out Preacher Mike’s blog in my blogroll for more details.