Footprints of God In Every Season
What does it really mean to be a Christian? What are the answers to the many questions about God, our purpose in life, and suffering? In this reflection by Merton Lee, the author looks at these questions and more.
The book parallels the four seasons of life in four sections to address these questions: A Spring of Hope, A Summer of Strength, An Autumn of Faith, and A Winter of Wisdom. Spring holds hope, love, and truth. Summer shares strength, courage, and self-transcendence. Autumn reflects faith, understanding, and inner peace. Winter shares life’s mysteries, problems, and wisdom.
Lee uses quotes from many sources to support his message. Whether it is a poem by Emily Dickinson or John Milton, quotes from the Bible, prayers of Saint Teresa or St. Francis, or a quote from Helen Keller, each contributes to the content and depth of this work.
This book, however, is much more than a compilation of quotes. It offers a strong statement of the author’s beliefs, told personally to the reader from personal sharing by the author. Whether or not readers agree with all of his beliefs, there are valuable insights to consider regarding the life of a Christian. The writing is not indicative of one who believes there is only one way to know God, or that a Christian can do no wrong. As he so aptly wrote, “To quote C.S. Lewis: ‘A Christian is not a man who never goes wrong, but a man who is enabled to repent and pick himself up and begin over again after each stumble.’”