A Journalist Looks at Modern-Day Experiences of God's Power
By Tim Stafford
"Probing, clarifying, and speaking to skeptics and believers alike, Stafford is thoroughly convincing as he digs deep to comment on biblical and contemporary examples of miracles."—Luci Shaw, author, Breath for the Bones, What the Light Was Like
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Should you expect miracles? Ignore them? Pray for them? How active is God in the world today? Read more about the new book on modern-day miracles by award-winning journalist Tim Stafford.
Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Tim Stafford's "Miracles: A Journalist Looks at Modern Day Experiences of God's Power"
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The award-winning journalist talks about his new book, and the case for believing in modern miracles.
While I view several matters differently than Stafford does, I can still recommend his book as offering a much-needed corrective to sloppy and unhelpful thinking about miracles that tends to predominate in Evangelical circles.
Stafford’s penultimate chapter, What We Know and How We Should Use It, should be required reading for Christians across the board, whatever their stance toward miracles.
I started reading Miracles at daybreak and finished by late morning, sipping coffee and nodding my head at Stafford’s solid scholarship and theological insight.
The same natural laws governed the universe before, during, and after the biblical period. Neither the Bible nor any other sacred text correlates to some magical time when the laws of physics were periodically suspended — either yesterday or today.
Reading Miracles, I kept feeling like AD Walter Skinner on The X-Files, listening to another astonishing report from Agent Fox Mulder. I kept wanting to ask the question Skinner always asked, “What does Agent Scully think about this?”
I find the subject of miracles fascinating, largely because I've held just about every possible opinion regarding their existence or non-existence.