The God Who Weeps



The God Who Weeps Whether By Design Or By Chance, Terryl And Fiona Givens Write, We Find Ourselves In A Universe Filled With Mystery We Encounter Appealing Arguments For A Divinity That Is A Childish Projection, For Prophets As Scheming Or Deluded Imposters, And For Scripture As So Much Fabulous Fiction But There Is Also Compelling Evidence That A Glorious Divinity Presides Over The Cosmos, That His Angels Are Strangers We Have Entertained Unawares, And That His Word And Will Are Made Manifest Through A Sacred Canon That Is Never Definitively Closed What We Choose To Embrace, To Be Responsive To, Is The Purest Reflection Of Who We Are And What We Love That Is Why Faith, The Choice To Believe, Is In The Final Analysis, An Action That Is Positively Laden With Moral Significance As Humans, We Are, Like The Poet John Keats, Straining At Particles Of Light In The Midst Of A Great Darkness And Yet, The Authors Describe A Version Of Life S Meaning That Is Reasonable And Radically Resonant It Tells Of A God Whose Heart Beats In Sympathy With Ours, Who Set His Heart Upon Us Before The World Was Formed, Who Fashioned The Earth As A Place Of Human Ascent, Not Exile, And Who Has The Desire And The Capacity To Bring The Entire Human Family Home Again

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • The God Who Weeps
  • Terryl L. Givens
  • English
  • 23 July 2017
  • 1609071883

10 thoughts on “The God Who Weeps

  1. Emily says:

    If you only pick up one book on Mormon theology, make it Fiona and Terryl Givens The God Who Weeps The Givenses have written a masterful encapsulation of the most transcendent and sublime core beliefs of our faith, particularly as they relate to the nature of God, the plan of salvation, and the purpose of our existence This beautifully written book describes the weeping God with whom Enoch conversed see Moses 7 29 37 This is a God who chooses to love us And if love means respons...

  2. David Redden says:

    The God Who Weeps is a beautifully written book with a beautiful message for a broad audience Fiona and Terryl Givens endeavor not to prove God s existence, but to demonstrate themodest point that a belief in God is not unreasonable More specifically, they seek to show that the Mormon conception of God and our relationship with Him is not unreasonable I am of course admittedly biased, but I think they are generally suc...

  3. Shauni says:

    What I love most about The God Who Weeps is its humility Even though it was published by Deseret Book, it doesn t assume a Mormon audience For that matter, it doesn t assume much at all, not even the existence of God Rather, it merely attempts to place Mormonism in a broader philosophical context and to show that Mormonism s theological claims are not unreasonable Terryl and Fiona Givens quote extensively from philosophers, scientists, and theologians from the so cal...

  4. Lon says:

    Most books marketed to an LDS audience present gospel doctrine as easy to digest pablum, making no intellectual or spiritual demands of the reader Safe and familiar quotes from past and present leaders of the Church back up every insight to the point that one wonders if the authors are unable to do any original thinking of their own, or if, instead, they are simple unwilling to take intellectual risks in a ecclesiastical culture that privileges orthodoxy above all else Want to be safe Organi Most books marketed to an LDS audience present gospel doctrine as easy to digest pablum, making no intellectual or spiritual demands of the reader Safe and familiar quotes from past and present leaders of the Church back up every insight to the point that one wonders if the authors are unable to do any original thinking of ...

  5. Derek says:

    The Givenses write very beautifully and compellingly This distilled essence of LDS theology is one I find very attractive, very enticing Oh, that it were the vision of theology taught in LDS services, sermons, and classes The book begins with five propositions of the LDS theology as the Givenses interpret it They then go on to elaborate on each point, to explain the evidence for each position, both deductive and inductive They don t attempt to prove anything, acknowledging up front that ther The Givenses write very beautifully and compellingly This distilled essence of LDS theology is one I find very attractive, very enticing Oh, that it were the vision of theology taught in LDS services, sermons, and classes The book begins with fi...

  6. Shauna says:

    START THIS BOOK IN CHAPTERS 3 5 THEN READ CHAPTERS 1 2 JUST SAYIN I have had a couple of people now tell me that this book is a little hard to get intoAnd I tend to agreeBUTOnce you get to chapters 3 5 you can t put it down Amazing thoughts on who the God we worship is and how he LOVES hi...

  7. Spencer says:

    Terryl Givens is one of my heros I hope what he says is true He certainly paints a picture of life and God that isbeautiful than any I have read I still dont know how to reconcile it with my reading of the old testament God but.shelved it He seems pretty utilitarian in his understanding of sin Like God isupset that we are in pain and estranged, not that we have broken a law What a wonderful idea sweet quotes there must be grounds for doubt as well as belief an overwhel Terryl Givens is one of my heros I hope what he says is true He certainly paints a picture of life and God that isbeautiful than any I have read I still dont know how to reconcile it with my reading of the old testament God but.shelved it He seems pretty utilitarian in his understanding of sin Like God isupset that we are in pain and estranged, not that we have broken a law What a wonderful idea sweet quotes there must be grounds for doubt as well as belief an overwhelming preponderance of evidence on either side would make our choice as meaningless as a loaded gun pointed to our heads the option to believe must appear on ones personal horizon like the fruit of paradise, perched precariously between sets of demands held in dynamic tension quoting proust everything is arranged in this life though we entered it carrying the burden of obligations contracted ...

  8. Brad Hart says:

    I read this book when it first came out, but have since read it 2times yeah, it s that good Anyway, I decided to do a thorough review of it for those who might be interested in reading this book It may be easier to read my review at the following link I couldn t get the format to work here at Goodreads But, for what it s worth, here is my review The God Who Weeps How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life By Terryl and Fiona Givens S I read this book when it first came out, but have since read it 2times yeah, it s that good Anyway, I decided to do a thorough review of it for those who might be interested in reading this book It may be easier to read my review at the following link I couldn t get the format to work here at Goodreads But, for what it s worth, here is my review The God Who Weeps How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life By Terryl and Fiona Givens Salt Lake City Ensign Peak, 2012 Pp 160.In recent years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints Mormons has experienced a sudden exodus from the faith on the part of many of its rank and file members Thanks in large part to the Internet, many Mormons have discovered a number of historical and theological issues that has caused great deal of doubt and concern for many Latter day Saints who originally believed th...

  9. Chris Taber says:

    Can t say enough good things about this book It was eloquent, thought provoking, prejudice challenging, profound, contemplative, humorous, intellectual yet accessible, expansive, and familiar all at once.The back story on the book is almost as interesting as the premise of the book itself According to some interviews I listened to with the authors, Terryl Givens was speaking at an academic conference on religion in America and had said something about how it was a shame that the American schol Can t say enough good things about this book It was eloquent, thought provoking, prejudice challenging, profound, contemplative, humorous, intellectual yet accessible, expansive, and familiar all at once.The back story on the book is almost as interesting as the premise of the book itself According to some interviews I listened to with the authors, Terryl Givens was speaking at an academic conference on religion in America and had said something about how it was a shame that the American scholarly discussion about religion was happy to have Mormons sing and dance for them or be their quarterbacks and pop stars, but not so keen to include them in the religious discourse He lamented this because he felt that Mormonism has plenty of worthwhile contributions to make to the scholarly and intellectual conversation, even apart from its religious context Someone at the conference asked ...

  10. Jeffrey Howard says:

    A much needed book for Mormons today It will be especially vindicating and validating for some while being paradigm shattering for others The Givenses present a reasonable and resonant portrayal of Mormonism and how it makes sense of life They defend and expound upon a particular Mormon worldview that I find the most strikingly beautiful and authentic, polishing away the falsehoods or misrepresentations that have attached themselves to Mormonism through Mormon culture or church leaders in l A much needed book for Mormons today It will be especially vindicating and validating for some while being paradigm shattering for others The Givenses present a reasonable and resonant portrayal of Mormonism and how it makes sense of life They defend and expound upon a particular Mormon worldview that I find the most strikingly beautiful and authentic, polishing away the falsehoods o...

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