My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer by by Christian Wiman

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Christian Wiman has known that he believed all his life. What he didn’t know for certain was what he believed. In fact, until he was diagnosed with an unpredictable and incurable form of cancer, he had more doubt than certainty about his faith. Only when he started asking questions did he start searching for answers about God.

My Bright Abyss is a book for those who have questions but who have been afraid to ask them. Wiman follows his doubts and questions through the entire spectrum of his fateful diagnosis. He questions the role of faith in an unfaithful world; he questions death; and he questions what happens when a believer strays from his beliefs, only to return later to this place his heart has called “home.” Available April 2. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

About the Author


Kate Padilla is a staff writer at the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa, where she is a member of Hope Church.