God, Grace, and Gooseberry: 101 Brief Encounters with the Gospel

God, Grace, and Gooseberry: 101 Brief Encounters with the Gospel

by Max Brennan


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The author hopes to entertain you with these 101 short articles. You may laugh (or cry) at the stories about Gooseberry the cat, Max the dog, and a possum that was far too good at playing dead. But all of the articles in this book are essentially about the gospel. They push us to see that God is not just real, but accessible. There are numerous stories about people who have had what William James called "business with God." You will read accounts of profound religious experiences, including near-death experiences. There are moving stories of conversion and dramatic accounts of divine intervention.

And there are articles here about the logic of faith and the relationship between science and religion. You will be told in these pages that faith makes sense and science and religion are ultimately one.

If you are a skeptic about God, or if you believe in a do-nothing God far removed from our lives, this book may challenge you. The cumulative impact of these 101 short articles could overwhelm your skepticism. You may come to agree with the author that God is not just real-and accessible-but obviously so.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490859026
Publisher: Westbow Press
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Max Brennan is the long-time pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in East Fort Worth. For over 25 years, he has published newspaper articles as “advertisements for the gospel.” These sometimes funny, always provocative short pieces have a devoted local following. With this collection, 101 selected articles are now available to a wider audience.

Access Max Brennan's sermons and blogs at


e-mail: revmaxb@tx.rr.com

St. Matthew United Methodist Church

2414 Hitson Lane — Fort Worth, TX. 76112

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