The United Methodist Church of the Dunes is pleased to announce the arrival of the new book, God Incidents – Real-Life Stories to Strengthen and Restore Your Faith, by Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Glenn Wagner. This book, which was the number one best seller at the recent state wide conference of United Methodists, invites persons who are struggling with belief to reconsider God.
With honesty, empathy, and inspiration from four decades of global pastoral experience, Pastor Glenn shares many different ways that God is made known so that persons who doubt God and those who seek to help them may find new perspectives for living.
“In nearly four decades of pastoral ministry, I have had the privilege of meeting many people who reject God. They disbelieve with strong reasons. Their authentic doubts have helped me grow. They have caused me to stretch my understanding of faith. They have humbled me. They have taught me to listen – to them and to God. Their attitudes about God are increasingly commonplace. I wrote this book as a personal and pastoral response to their very real and legitimate questions about God.” ~ Glenn Wagner
Pastor Glenn shares life shaping events that have helped him to deepen his understanding of God including the inspirational story of his special-needs sister, Jane. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book supports Lambs Farm in Libertyville, Illinois, a world-class community for special-needs adults that has been Jane’s home for over thirty years.
Chapters cover different facets of God by examining topics such as defining God-incidents, miracles, creation, prayer, dreams, places to discover God, ways to discover God, what to do when God seems absent, dealing with disappointment and doubt, discovering God in community, and more. Discussion questions for each chapter are offered at the end of the book, and will also be used in the 5-week book discussion class led by Pastor Glenn on Wednesday evenings, beginning July 27.
Meet the Author, Rev. Dr. Glenn Wagner at his book signings on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at The Bookman, 715 W. Washington Street, Grand Haven or Sunday, July 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Church of the Dunes, 717 Sheldon, Grand Haven. Sunday morning’s event will take place in the Wiltse Center from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Pastor Glenn will be on hand at both events to meet you and sign your book.
For more information about God Incidents, including excerpts, visit www.glennmwagner.com. Copies will also be available for purchase at The Bookman.
God-Incidents is endorsed by Bishop Kiesey with a forward by Bishop Sharon Rader. A simple way to learn more about the book, link to a preview of the book, or to booksellers to direct order, is through the website www.glennmwagner.com
Churches interested in having Glenn come for a book signing or in arranging for volume discounts for book study groups are welcome to contact him at 616.510.1770.
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