Why God Hides-And Where to Find Him & Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (2 Book Set)

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  • Why God Hides-And Where to Find Him 
  • God is not silent nor is He hidden
  • Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms
  • Both personal and full of clarity

Why God Hides-And Where to Find Him 

Why does God hide — day-in and day-out — from those of us who yearn to hear His voice? When we do good, there's no heavenly applause. When we do evil, no divine rebuke. And when great horrors visit us, He rarely intervenes. In good times and bad, there's just silence . . . the awful silence of God.

Now comes Why God Hides, this magnum opus of Fr. John Portavella, written after many decades of listening to God's silence — in his own life and in that of thousands of his parishioners. Those years of listening, reading, thinking, and praying have made ever more clear to him — and with the help of this book, will make clear to you — that, in fact . . .

God is not silent nor is He hidden,
if only you know how to listen
and learn where to look.

Time and again in the events of salvation history and in the trials and joys of our daily lives, Fr. Portavella here unveils the Face of God and lets us hear His voice, speaking in every instance words of sweet love.

Why God Hides is a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime book that scatters the darkness of our minds, giving us myriad glimpses of our supposedly hidden God, bringing with each of those glimpses the consolation and joys we have yearned for so long.

Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms

Ordway, an atheist academic, was convinced that faith was superstitious nonsense. As a well-educated college English professor, she saw no need for just-so stories about God. Secure in her fortress of atheism, she was safe (or so she thought) from any assault by irrational faith.

So what happened? How did she come to “lay down her arms” in surrender to Christ and then, a few years later, enter the Catholic Church?

This is the moving account of her unusual journey. It is the story of an academic becoming convinced of the truth of Christianity on rational grounds — but also the account of God’s grace acting in and through her imagination.

It is the tale of an unfolding, developing relationship with God—told with directness and honesty—and of a painful surrender at the foot of the Cross. It is the account of a lifelong, transformative love of reading and the story of how a competitive fencer put down her sabre to pick up the sword of the Spirit.

Above all, this book is a tale of grace, acting in and through human beings but always issuing from God and leading back to Him. And it is the story of a woman being brought home.

About the Author

Dr. Holly Ordway is Professor of English and Director of the MA in Cultural Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; her academic work focuses on imagination in apologetics, with special attention to the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.


Dimensions & Specifications

Why God Hides-And Where to Find Him 

  • ISBN: 9781622825226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: FR. John Portavella
  • Pages: 288

Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms

  • 8 x 5½ inches
  • ISBN: 9781586179991
  • Language: English
  • Author: Holly Ordway
  • Pages: 215

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