Finding Faith in Slow Motion
Faith is neither static nor instantaneous. It is not something we stumble upon and instantly understand. Neither is it a monolithic, one-dimensional, singular entity that has but one face, one color, one fragrance. It is many-faceted, multi-dimensional, and appears differently depending on one's angle to the Son.
In Finding Faith in Slow Motion, Gray examines faith from myriad angles and through gut-wrenching life experiences, as he asks regarding faith, "What is that stuff?" Spanning the emotional gamut from laughter to tears, Gray challenges us to define our faith and redefine it, to look at it from a multitude of perspectives and define it again. The writing is intentionally evocative and playful, offering the reader the ability to identify with Gray as he wrestles with the weighty subject matter of finding faith.
God-Faced Forgiveness weaves personal narrative through an exploration of, and response to, our call to grant forgiveness as God grants it. Beginning with a scene in which the author is confronted with his own abusive past, and the need to form a mature, godly response to it, this book toggles between the events which necessitated a forgiveness response, and a frank exploration of how forgiveness can and cannot be achieved.
Through examination of select foundational events of his life, the author demonstrates how the reader, too, can move beyond natural, flesh-based responses to trauma, emerging healed, whole, and a conduit of God’s grace and forgiveness to others.
The Christ Saturated Life
While many presentations, both written and oral, have appropriately called for an alignment of the disciple’s life with the life of Christ, the majority of such works focus on tangibles: the actions, doing what Christ did, treating others the way Christ treated others.
The Christ Saturated Life reverse-engineers that process by beginning with the internals of Christ and working our way outward. We embrace Jesus’ passions, love what he loves, long for the things for which he longs, see with his eyes, and hear with his ears. However unlikely it may be that I could achieve such a state, if I were completely saturated with the heart and mind of Christ, filled to the point of overflowing, what would that look like? How would that change the man or woman I am today?
WHAT Readers are saying
"I find myself living such a fast paced life, church ministry included, that words like slow motion, pause and rest call deeply to my soul these days with an invitation to at least move to the right lane."
"Thanks for the reminder that faith most of the time grows not quickly, but slowly, as we learn to trust and depend on God."
"I found Gray's insightful, scripturally based, sometimes witty, sometimes poignant observations to be greatly uplifting."
"Precise, compelling writing. The cadence and voice is Five-Star!"
"Your command of English is excellent; not too formal, yet not too familiar."
"I trust what you write, friend. There's a lot of crazy stuff out there; we must appreciate the godly stuff when we find it."
"I'm grateful for the truth shared. I have, and will recommend it to clients and friends."
"Fair warning to readers, though - this is not light reading for a rainy afternoon."
"The words on the pages are embedded with relevant and interesting historic references."
"The author is serious, filling the piece with many insights and bits of wisdom, yet writing in a conversational style that is delightfully scattered with much humor and wit."
"My dad picked up your book and read it, and said he enjoyed it ... and he's an atheist!"