Clear Winter Nights: A Journey into Truth, Doubt, and What Comes After
by Trevin Wax
What happens when a young Christian dealing with disillusionment and doubt spends a weekend with an elderly, retired pastor? They talk. And no subject is off limits. Clear Winter Nights is a stirring story about faith, forgiveness, and the distinctiveness of Christianity. Through a powerful narrative and engaging dialogue, Trevin Wax shows the relevance of unchanging truth in an ever-changing world.
Quotes from Clear Winter Nights:
“Truth is not a formula… Truth is a Person.”
“No Christian who truly understands grace can feel superior to anyone else. Grace shatters any sense of superiority.”
“A Christian is not defined by the sins of the past or the struggles of the present but by the vision of the future.”
“The world says, ‘Be true to yourself.’ King Jesus says, ‘Be true to your future self.’”
“The true rebellion is in the heart of the Christian who follows King Jesus by swimming upstream against the current of the world.”
“Don’t trust in your strength, because there is such a thing as pride. Don’t despair in your weakness, because there is such a thing as forgiveness.”
“Authenticity isn’t accepting your sins. It’s admitting your sins and then being true to the person King Jesus has declared you to be.”
When his life comes apart, will the center hold?
Chris Walker has everything. A career, a beautiful fiancée, a promising ministry opportunity, and a faith instilled in him from a young age. But when a revelation about his family comes to light at his grandmother’s funeral, Chris finds himself facing questions he didn’t even know he had about…well, everything.
Fighting a battle within and without from those that don’t understand his sudden doubts, Chris seeks refuge in a weekend with his grandfather to ask the tough questions and sort through the issues where faith meets life and disillusionment collides with truth.
For those searching for the historic Christian faith that is relevant to life today, or for those who believe that a completely new faith is called for, this stirring tale is a deep and powerful exploration of what being Christian has meant and still means today.
What I think!…. Have you ever had doubts about your life, or faith, or maybe what is happening to you at this time in your life? Trevin Wax writes this fiction story to help you with your doubts. In this story, the main character Chris was a person of doubts. Chris had a grandfather that was there for him to help with the doubts he had about his faith.
I found Was to be a pretty good fiction writer and I enjoyed his story. I really liked Chris and his grandfather was a really sweet man with so much wisdom. Just getting to know him was worth the time reading this book. Was clearly shows those reading Clear Winter Nights just what it means to be a Christian, and that the precious and sweet old gospel of long ago is just as fresh and new today as it was back then. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
I received this book from the publisher Waterbrook through their Blogging For Books review program to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.