Ask questions, enhance religious literacyApril 16, 2018 Reviewed by: David Berg Reviewed in the Mennonite Brethren Herald Online
What is the subject? “The thesis of this book is that it is important for us to discover and examine the faith foundations of our lives. It is important to realize that everyone, even atheists, have faith assumptions that underpin their whole belief system.” Self-discovery and individual spiritual journey is at the heart of this book, as it examines questions of truth and finding answers which lead us to laying foundations in our life.
The ponderings of a local school teacher turned into a promise to his nephew. That promise has now turned into a book.
New author Jake Wiens will launch his first title, this coming week. It is titled Life's Ultimate Questions: Exploring The Stories That Shape Our Everyday.
It was a response to the intellectual challenges his nephew was raising while stepping outside the Christian faith he had been raised in. Wiens said problem-solving was built into his nature, so addressing his loved one's loss of faith was almost automatic.
The mechanics of writing a book are at once specific and complex. It takes a lot of work. The wish to write a book can come on a whim, but actually accomplishing the feat requires dedication, commitment and toil.