Chasing God

Angie Smith, Author
Angie Smith. B&H, $17.99 (206p) ISBN 978-1-4336-7661-1
Reviewed on: 01/27/2014
Release date: 01/01/2014
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Concerned about the sincerity and strength of her Christian faith, Smith (Mended), the wife of Selah lead singer Todd Smith, feels like she's reaching out for a distant and unattainable relationship. She worries that she will never achieve the same closeness that she thinks other Christians to have with God; she's just "chasing God." The author, who is also a blogger and speaker, comes to some revelations and more realistic assessments of her situation in this conversational book geared toward people like her who doubt their faith because the expectations they hold themselves to are too lofty. Smith eventually discovers that it's not all about the Bible studies and prayer lists; it's more simple—she needs to stop trying so hard. Smith's conversational reflection offers Christian readers a respite from worrying so much about the depth of their faith and instead gives them the opportunity to make a "course correction" that gives them more faith in their faith and their God. (Jan.)
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