Seeing in the Dark by Nancy Ortberg

Christians are supposed to be “the light of the world.” Yet we seem to spend most of our time stumbling in the dark. We want answers carved in stone, and instead we get uncertainty. We want a clearly marked path and a panoramic view of the future, and God gives us only fleeting glimpses of what lies ahead—and just enough light to take the next step.

So what do we do? We take the next step.

In her much anticipated follow-up to Looking for God, Nancy Ortberg takes readers on a journey that began thousands of years ago. From an ancient cave in Turkey to the California coast, Nancy highlights the often unexpected, sometimes imperceptible, yet always extraordinary means God uses to light our way through even the most painful and challenging moments in life. {Publisher Summary}

When someone hears that you are a Christian they expect you to be perfect and bubbly. Christians are always happy and know the truth of all. We are supposed to be content in our lived and filled with the love of God, we are joyful eternally. But this isn't always the case. There are times, more than we would like to admit, that we are stumbling around in the dark, hidden in the back of the cave.

In Seeing in the Dark, Nancy Ortberg's newest book, she shows us how we can find God's light in the darkest days of our life. We all search for the light at the end of the tunnel and pray that we can glimpse it, even if it's very small and Ortberg attempts to give us guidance and encouragement in doing that.

Life isn't going to be easy, or black and white, and for the most part, through personal stories, Ortberg helps us to understand a little more about the tough times in life. While there are some tidbits of wisdom throughout the book, for the most part, I found the rest to be filler. Her writing has a flow about it, but yet it was disorganized and scattered. When you read a passage you would be flowing through and then suddenly the story would change or the writing would be distracted. I found myself quite confused throughout the process of reading it.

If it wasn't so disorganized this would be a fantastic book that would offer help and hope to those going through a rough time, but as it stands, it's just an ok book in my opinion.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.}