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In Searching for Home, Barnes draws on Dante's pilgrimage as a parallel to your search for paradise. Never sidestepping the difficult truth of your situation, Barnes begins with the disconcerting news that paradise is lost and you can't go home again. Your great comfort and hope, however, is that you're never lost to God; in fact, he travels with you in your journey. Barnes, seasoned by more than twenty years as a pastor, offers advice about how you can move from being a transient nomad "too frightened to be grateful" to being a pilgrim at home with God. After experiencing Searching for Home, you too may be able to echo Dante's declaration at the close of Divine Comedy: "I felt my will and my desire impelled by the Love that moves the sun and the other stars."
Voted the 2004 Best Book on Spirituality by Christianity Today.
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Vendor: Brazos Press
Publication Date: 2006
Seasoned by more than twenty years as a pastor, Barnes discusses the importance of confession, worship, and grace in our search for home. He offers advice about how we can move from being transient nomads "too frightened to be grateful" to pilgrims who are at home with God, guided by our pleasure in him.
This book was written for both Christians and seekers who are still looking for a sense of belonging or "home." It will be a useful tool for pastors, adult Sunday school groups, and counselors of all kinds who are advising pilgrims along the way.