This is a book about our search for God and the ways that God shows up in our lives.
It is a book about our desire for intimacy with the One who is greater than the sum of the parts of the creation we know, who demonstrates his love for us in surprising and unexpected ways.
It encourages us to find God not in the unusual and the spectacular, but in the ordinary course of our everyday lives, if we will only take the time to tune our senses and be still long enough to look and listen.
The author, Ken Gire, a full-time author and speaker from Fort Worth, Texas, says:
“We search for God in many ways. Through our sculptures and our Scriptures. Through our pictures and our prayers. Through our writing and our worship. And through them he reaches for us.
His search begins with something said. Ours begins with something heard. His begins with something shown. Ours, with something seen. Our search for God and his search for us meet at windows in our everyday experience. These are the windows of the soul.”
In Part 1, Gire introduces us to the idea of ‘windows of the soul’, and then Part 2 is devoted
to describing a selection of those ‘windows’.
Poems, prayers, quotes and real life stories guide us to the various windows…vocation, stories, art, wilderness, poetry, movies, memory, dreams, writing, Scripture, humanity, tears, depression and nature all have a chapter dedicated to them.
The book reveals a God who cares deeply for us, and will employ any means at his disposal to get our attention, so that we can, at last, find the one who has for so long been searching for us.
The layout of the book allows for it to be read as a section a day devotional, with a prayer at the end of each chapter. Or just read it straight through…either way you’ll find it to be a helpful, exceptional book.