Seeing the Unseen, by T.W. Hunt
Finding the faith to believe that God will work, that He is truly good, that He answers prayer, that there is more to this life than what you see is not easy to find. I know that I depend on my own sensory experience to understand life, and, yet, I also know that there is more to life than what I can see.
This is the struggle that Hunt is addressing in Seeing the Unseen. He begins with discussing evidence for believing that the unseen exists (the spiritual world). From there, he ventures into what faith is, how to cultivate faith in your own life, the ins and outs of realizing faith, and where that faith will take you. Hunt offers practical and straight forward discussion and clear and relevant examples. I have a clear understanding of where I can go from here to grow faith in my own heart and soul.
I found one topic that I balked at. In one section in one chapter, Hunt discusses the trinity, which started out well supported by scripture. But then, he makes a position for why the Son was incarnated (why not the Spirit or the Father), and why the Son was incarnated at all. He presents this small section as if it is clearly supported by scripture, but, in fact, isn’t. I don’t want to present a spoiler here, so I will say little more at this point, but I’m happy to further discuss this as others read the book. (It’s in chapter 5: Learning to See, in the section “Seeing God’s Oneness”, pg 55 in my book.)
In all, I would recommend this book for someone desiring practical advice and application to developing a deeper life of faith.
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