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James Spiegel by no means discovered what demanding situations and adventures he may face in speaking approximately God along with his personal childrens. will we hug God? Will geckos visit heaven? used to be Jesus enjoyable to be round? Does God understand how many spiders there are in all of the basements on the earth? those are only some of the questions that Spiegel has fielded in conversations together with his sons Bailey and Sam. each religious Christian desires to comprehend God and his methods extra totally. yet even the basics of religion are layered with profound mysteries. In his instructing and writing, Spiegel offers with those complexities each day. yet not anything relatively ready him for the honesty, hilarity, and intensity of revelation that he has present in conversations approximately God along with his boys. Gum, Geckos, and God is attention-grabbing and enjoyable. As you learn, you are going to step right into a new intensity of Christian doctrine as you come back to grasp and revel in the Spiegel kinfolk and persist with their trip of religious development. here's a uniquely incisive look at the main complicated problems with religion in a manner that is soaking up, attractive, and hugely own.

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Well, for example, Mommy is in the house right now. ” “Oh yeah. ” “That’s cool,” said Bailey. “You’re dang right it’s cool,” I said. ” Bailey nodded slowly, staring up at the flashlight I had hung from the apex of the fort’s ceiling. ” “Yeah,” said Bailey ponderingly. ” asked Sam. ” 48 Where Does God Live? ” Sam wasn’t smiling. It was a sincere question. But Bailey rolled his eyes. “Yes, Sam, he tooted . . ” “But he was perfect,” added Bailey. “Exactly. ” Sam asked. “Yes, that’s definitely cool, Sam,” Bailey assured him.

Actually, I’m not. ” “Ooh, so she might end up having little babies,” Bailey said, and Sam stiffened with excitement. Suddenly a chill ran through me as I considered the prospect of a possum infestation at my house. ” 43 Gum, Geckos, and God “One possum is enough for me to deal with. ” Bailey smiled. ” It was about eight o’clock but already nearly dark. I made a mental note to myself that September is the perfect time of year to camp out. Neither too hot nor too cold, and nightfall syncs perfectly with the boys’ bedtime.

But he isn’t limited to being just male or female. ” Sam asked. I couldn’t help but smile, both at his question and with relief that he’d moved on to different theological territory. “God is everywhere, Sam,” I said. ” There was frustration in Sam’s voice. ” asked Sam. 44 Where Does God Live? ” I said. “He had blood on him,” Sam observed intensely. I was confused. “Jesus, Dad,” Bailey interjected. ” We had watched the classic Charlton Heston film many times together. And I thought all they cared about was the chariot race sequence.

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