Not God’s Type

  Some quotes from Dr. Holly Ordway’s short book, Not God’s Type:

  • “It is no light matter to meet God after having denied him all my life.”
  • “So then: the following pages are the account of how I turned from death to life—from denying God to committing myself to Christ, my Lord and Savior. It is not the account of how I came to love him: that came later, and, like the gift of knowing him, came without my asking.”
  • “Easier by far to read only books by atheists that told me what I wanted to hear: that I was much smarter and intellectually honest and morally superior than the poor, deluded Christians.”
  • “I had built myself a fortress of atheism, secure against any attack by irrational faith. And I lived in it, alone.”
  • “I praise him for giving us this gift, this work of prayer—for ourselves, for our Christian brothers and sisters, and for all the lost sheep that He, in His own way and time, is calling home.”
  • “So even as I became more anti-Christian, and even though I was contradicting the principles that undergirded my atheism, I treated art, music, and literature as if they had real meaning.  I studiously avoided thinking through why I did this.”
  • “Without the One who created us to be in relationship with Him, any two souls who try to cling to each other for meaning will drown just the same.”
  • “To retreat from the lonely precipice of despair would mean that “those people” whom you have taken pride in sneering at…really did know more than you. It would mean giving up the lonely, terrible sense of being special by virtue of everyone else being a fool.”
  • “My worldview remained satisfying to me only insofar as I refrained from asking the really tough questions. So I didn’t ask those questions.”

A short book, but a good book.  The Holy Spirit has a myriad ways to draw men and women to faith in Christ, in this case through an intellectual journey from atheism to theism to a recognition that the resurrection was the hinge point, to a prayer that God would reveal himself to the sudden realization that it’s all true. A long journey. A good journey.

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One response

  1. I found your points extremely uplifting

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