Have you ever had a conversation that went far deeper than the words spoken or an experience where you felt you had participated in something sacred? Although these situations may seem unexplainable, they are reminders that God’s grace surrounds us constantly and shows up in manifold ways. In this colorful, story-driven introduction to sacramental living, veteran journalist Dean Nelson offers all Christians a way to see the presence of God amid the chaos and monotony of everyday life.
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Some of the praise for God Hides in Plain Slight
“Dean Nelson has a lively, conversational writing style, and this book has wonderful and valuable things to say. I won’t soon forget them.” – Frederick Buechner, author of Listening to Your Life
“In a world where so much miraculous is perceived as ordinary, Dean Nelson points out the places where we see God in our everyday lives, helping us understand that the mundane might actually be holy. In a wonderful narrative, Nelson weaves the sacred presence of God through his text and reveals that thread also running through our own lives. A lovely read.” – Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz
“The church has long used the concept of sacraments–outward signs of inward grace–to name the spaces where God meets us in an especially present way. For many Christians, however, that language seems abstract, even (sadly) foreign. Dean Nelson lovingly explores those spaces of encountering God; his luminous book has helped me see anew the sacred in the ordinary.” – Lauren Winner, Duke Divinity School, author of Girl Meets God
“Dean Nelson is God’s spy, looking for God in all the times and places most of us would never think to explore. He doesn’t miss much. Combining the readability of excellent writing and the reliability of sound scholarship, God Hides in Plain Sight is better than a spy novel.” – Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message, Regent College, Vancouver