As a pastor and counselor for over 25 years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the spiritual struggle many encounter as they seek to reconcile the concept of faith with the reality of their daily lives. This struggle has prompted me to write “Resting Faith: An Anchor to the Immovable,” a book that aspires to guide souls towards a profound sense of spiritual assurance.
In the pages of this book, I invite readers to consider faith not as a high wall to be scaled with the grappling hooks of doctrinal accuracy, but as a sanctuary to enter through the open door of Christ’s grace. It is a place where questions are not feared but welcomed, where doubt can lead to deeper conviction, and where the weary can find rest.
“Faith,” as I’ve come to understand it, “is like the silent expanse of the night sky: filled with mysteries, yet also with unspoken assurances that we are not alone, that there is more to this existence than meets the eye.” This book is my humble attempt to articulate that faith is less about the accumulation of knowledge and more about the discovery of divine presence.
The writing journey for “Resting Faith” has been one of introspection and revelation. It encapsulates a message of freedom—a freedom that comes from realizing that our salvation is not a reward for intellectual prowess but a gift of God’s unfathomable love. I delve into the idea that “our righteousness is not a garment sewn by human hands, but a robe placed upon our shoulders by the Savior who calls us His own.”
In the book, I explore the dimensions of a faith that is rooted in the historical Christian tradition, yet is vibrant and relevant in today’s complex and often perplexing world. I discuss how faith is sustained not by sight but by trust in the One who is immovable, whose promises are as steadfast as the ground beneath our feet and as sure as the dawn after the dark of night.
Through anecdotes, reflections, and the wisdom of Scripture, I aim to present a faith that is not passive but engaging, not distant but intimate. I share insights such as, “True faith is the quiet confidence in the midst of life’s storms, a confidence that does not stem from our understanding of the tempest but from our knowledge of the One who calms the wind and waves.”
This book is for anyone who feels weighed down by the demands of a faith that must always be defended, a faith that seems to require constant proving. It is for those who long to experience a faith that is an anchor, providing stability and peace in a world of change and turmoil.
I extend an invitation to you to join me on this journey to “Resting Faith,” to discover the anchoring truths that offer freedom and rest for your soul. Whether you are well-versed in theological study or simply yearning to understand the heart of faith, this book is a companion for the journey, a guide to finding assurance and peace in the embrace of the eternal.
On my blog and substack, I’ll be sharing excerpts, discussing themes from the book, and inviting conversation and reflection. I welcome you to be part of this ongoing dialogue as we seek to understand, live, and rest in the faith that has been handed down to us—a faith that is vibrant, living, and restful.