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One man's story of his journey through spiritual uncertainty to a newfound understanding of his relationship to God. For those who have questioned their Christian faith, Robert Benson offers an account of his sojourn in a season of trouble and his journey back to God. In this spiritual self-portrait, Benson's experiences--battling depression and re-examining the deep ChrisOne man's story of his journey through spiritual uncertainty to a newfound understanding of his relationship to God. For those who have questioned their Christian faith, Robert Benson offers an account of his sojourn in a season of trouble and his journey back to God. In this spiritual self-portrait, Benson's experiences--battling depression and re-examining the deep Christian faith in which he has been immersed since childhood--become poignant testament of one believer's struggle with the mysteries of faith's road....

Title : Between the Dreaming and the Coming True: The Road Home to God
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ISBN : 9781585420889
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Between the Dreaming and the Coming True: The Road Home to God Reviews

  • Kate Templeton
    2018-10-20 21:38

    Very good and easy to read. The chapters are short so I read one each morning as part of my devotion time and really enjoyed it. Just great thoughts on why we're here and where we're headed. I liked his reflections on living a life of prayer and his transparency about his own journey. Lots of great stuff to digest. Definitely recommended.

  • Ty Powers
    2018-10-31 20:45

    This book reminded me of Anne Lamott's books (but not nearly as irreverent): you know, the kind of book where the author admits to having as many questions about God as the reader, and thus doesn't provide solutions but instead offers poignant, elegantly posed observations about the mysteries of life. Thank God it's okay to struggle.

  • Lori Neff
    2018-11-13 02:45

    Enjoyable meandering. loved the thoughts and questions posed.(I admit: it bothered me that none of his sources were documented. He quoted quite a few people, but did not include where - book/lecture/blog/etc - the quote came from, aside from the name.)

  • Elissa
    2018-11-15 19:57

    Incredible, truthful stories that Robert Benson brings to life, leaving you inspired and ready to (re)connect with God.

  • Tracy
    2018-11-16 20:51

    I didn't realize this book, Between the Dreaming and the Coming True by Robert Benson, existed until I happened across it while reading another book. But once I discovered it, I knew I had to read this book with the same title as a CD from one of my all-time favorite musicians, Bebo Norman. I was curious to see from where Bebo drew his inspiration to write such beautiful music.I love the concept behind the book--the concept that God dreamed each of us into being with a vision in mind for who we are to become, and our lives here on earth are a journey toward realizing that dream. It is often a painful and enduring process, but if we don't give up despite setbacks such as the depression that Benson experienced, God--the Dreamer--does not give up on us. Moreover, that dream will never be fully realized until we go home to God. But God reveals his dream for us piece by piece as we are ready.And piece by piece is also a good description of Benson's writing style. His concepts and ideas are great (I especially like the idea that who we are becoming is more important than what we are becoming), but each piece of the overall concept didn't seem to relate very well. It was like pulling random pieces out of a puzzle box, where none of them quite fit together. The title of the book is the picture on the puzzle box--and it is truly a beautiful picture--but Benson doesn't fit the pieces of his story together to illustrate that picture very clearly. Because of this, and also a few too many grammatical errors, I gave Between the Dreaming and the Coming True two stars: one for the concept, and one for the ideas that flowed from that concept. Now, if they had been pieced together as well as Bebo Norman's CD with the same title, I would have been much more generous.

  • Nancy
    2018-11-08 18:37

    I am newly acquainted with Robert Benson, whom I met at a conference last month. His books are even newer on my list. There is a deceptive simplicity to each of his books that I have read thus far. They seem to be part religion/inspiration and part memoir. In well-crafted prose he delivers simple, yet profound thoughts. This book read easily, but I want to re-read it soon to plumb the depths for what I missed this time.

  • Keith Bordeaux
    2018-11-06 02:40

    One of the most refreshing and spiritually encouraging books I've read in a while. Very quick but thought-provoking read. Benson has a poet's heart and it comes through in his writing and his view of life. If you like Frederick Buechner and Henri Nouwen you will love this book. I have a feeling it's one I'll be re-reading frequently.

  • Cheyenne Wilbur
    2018-10-27 19:46

    A friend passed this to me and it is a gem and a reminder how a book can be such a good friend too. With a good dose of humor, Mr. Benson reveals the ground level of being. It is so easy with all the myriad distractions to lose sight of our true journey. This surprisingly quick read, it's practically poetry in its concise style, is a weke up call.

  • Jonathan
    2018-10-29 01:35

    And 'easy' read, in that the chapters are not lengthy, yet packed with content. Couple of deeply introspective / step out of myself moments for me to ponder, beyond my daily grind. Took a bit for me to really get into it, but the middle to end are really worth it.

  • Murray
    2018-10-29 19:53

    Another book regarding Mr. Benson's spiritual journey and how we are each called to be saints and the living body of Christ.

  • Shelly
    2018-11-15 18:41

    Not a lot of depth, but I love his heart and thought process. I try to read this book every year or so.

  • Lisa Powers
    2018-11-02 22:32

    Plain and elegant writing aboutThe author's faith crisis and his road to a deeper understanding.

  • Gregg
    2018-11-06 01:53

    "There is no ground that is not holy ground. All the places of our lives are sanctuaries; some just happen to have steeples."--Robert Benson

  • Dan
    2018-11-05 20:57

    Recommended by Mike Yaconelli so it must be good.

  • Juli
    2018-11-14 20:36

    I just can't say enough good things about Robert Benson's writing. Love it.