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the furious longing of God: genesis

The phrase "furious longing of God" evokes emotions of insatiable desire and an ache deep within the soul. I'm often drawn, not to those who seemingly have it all together, but to those who are unwilling to remain content in their relationship with God.

a relentless quest to comprehend faith

The "Faith Hall of Fame" in Hebrews 11, is full of people who act, not out of a sense of devotion or complicit obedience, but a compelling need to know God better. And as verse 13 points out, they did not have or receive all the answers!

I am reminded of a few former students who never fit the mold of an ideal Christian school student. Some would even question the faith of those students. But I witnessed in them a relentless quest to comprehend the true nature of their faith. They had a willing to pursue God through the incomprehensible and a boldness to engage God as Job, Jacob and Habakkuk did.

This book was recommended by our pastor and I have borrowed it from the library. Below is the chapter snippet pulled from Google Books. This post is my response to Manning's first reflection question on page 27.

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