Random God Sightings

By Kelly Hanes. Columbus Press, 2019. 196 pages. $14.95/paperback; $8.95/eBook.

In this book, Kelly Hanes gives us amusing stories about being in God’s presence when we are in the presence of other people, and why not, given our belief in the intrinsic godliness of all creation? And why not, furthermore, deliver this wisdom wrapped in short, simple, and amusing stories? It makes us feel good to read about God showing up, for instance, at the gas station. We aren’t supposed to think that a man at the gas station is God, but because we know he has that of God within, we are ultimately drawn into meditating on what might happen if we shaped our behavior around that certainty all the time. Using the George Fox allusion as a guide, we’d be answering that of God in everyone. And, it goes on to imply, in the end it is we who are blessed as well.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews

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