Tables in the Wilderness by Preston Yancey reminds me a lot of Heroes and Monsters by Josh Riebock, which is a book I love. Yancey is a former Southern Baptist who has made his home in the Anglican tradition. This book is about his journey of discovering God.
This journey is very contemplative and involves some rough patches here and there where God seems silent. It also involves some genuine encounters with God that many people long to have. Yancey writes with gut-wrenching honesty, and while some believers may take issue with some of the things he writes, he's definitely thoughtful and thought-provoking throughout.
It's unlikely that anyone gets everything right when it comes to God, but I think readers can appreciate the willingness Yancey exhibited in sharing his personal journey with all of its stops and starts. This is a beneficial book in helping believers wrestle with what it means to commune with God.
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