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Aloof Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides

By Tony Kriz
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.5 Stars

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On 8/17 Jeremy Willet wrote: I was doing so well with my goal of reading one book each month in 2015…that is until we added a second child to our family. Everyone told us that the jump from one child to two is extreme, and they were right! Following our Ethiopia adoption, we now have two toddlers (age 3 and 1) running around the ... Recommended read for all journeys of life in regards to intimacy with God

Jeremy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/13 Allison Lynn wrote: I first fell in love with the writing of Tony Kriz when I reviewed Neighbors and Wise Men. I jumped at the chance to review Aloof, with its intriguing subtitle: Figuring Out Life With A God Who Hides. What do we do with a God who says He wants to be in relationship with us, yet so often seems distant ... Highly recommend

Allison's Rating:

5 Stars

On 5/13 Joshua Rhone wrote: With Aloof Tony Kriz creates space for an important conversation about the hiddenness of God. Utilizing his nephew's illness as a point of departure, and his own desire for God to be present in his nephew's time of need, the remainder of the book is an exercise in narrative spiritual formation. Through ... Narrative Spiritual Formation

Joshua's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/9 Charlie Tinsley wrote: Most of the book reviews I do contain tidbits that stand out above others that make a book great. As with his prior work, Tony Kriz’s Aloof is a standout from start to finish. He weaves through stories of loss, illness, and death in a way that is honest and revealing of his own life and struggles. Doubt ... A Worthy Walk with God and Kriz

Charlie Tinsley's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/27 James Matichuk wrote: Unhappy circumstances set Tony Kriz thinking about the way God hides. His four-year-old nephew, Ransom, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer. Kriz prayed that God would show up and hold Ransom's hand--through treatment and through death. This set his mind thinking on his own ... Faith and the Hiddenness of God

James' Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/15 Bookwomanjoan wrote: “God hides,” Kriz writes. “It is just a reality.” The event that precipitated Kriz writing this book was the illness of his nephew. He wanted God to be very much present for his nephew in the time of intense need. Kriz began to journey through his own encounters with God and seasons of silence. ... Aloof by Tony Kriz

Bookwomanjoan's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/7 'Yomi 'Segun Stephen wrote: Tony Kriz explores what happens when the spiritual fervour diminishes and the presence of God you used to feel constantly has gone. He asks difficult questions about the stages we go through when confronted with God’s silence and the games we play to our detriment to recapture or manufacture those ... Down-to-Earth

'Yomi 'Segun's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/2 Annie Rim wrote: This book was filled with quippy stories about growing up evangelical and solving a crisis of faith through missions trips and seminary. While I can think of quite a few of my friends and acquaintances who would enjoy this book, I just never connected. Perhaps it was the constant references to our faith ... Review: Aloof by Tony Kriz

Annie's Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/21 Nathan Albright wrote: Why does God keep His distance and not intervene or communicate in life despite our fervent longings to connect with Him? At its core, this book is an exploration of the silence of God, the shyness of God, who works occasionally through divine providence but does not overawe or terrify us with His continual ... Book Review: Aloof

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/19 Trish Ryan wrote: When I reviewed Scary Close by Donald Miller, I said that the highest compliment I can give a book is 61eoTiwpF4Lthat I didn't want it to end. Today I'm floundering about for new level of praise for Tony Kriz's Aloof: Figuring Out Life With a God Who Hides, because it's equally fantastic. I mean, I ordered ... Book Review: Aloof

Trish's Rating:

5 Stars