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    DescriptionFor all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today's world--and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other-- Tomaš Halik teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to maturity. For Halik, patience is the main difference between faith and atheism. Faith, hope, and love are three aspects of patience in the face of God's silence, which is interpreted as "the death of God" by atheists and is not taken seriously enough by fundamentalists. Using the gospel story of Jesus's encounter with Zacchaeus, Halik issues an invitation to all people who stand (like Zacchaeus did) on the sideline--curious but noncommittal. The fact that Jesus gravitated to the poor and the marginalized means that he also has a special place in his heart for diligent seekers on the margins of the community of believers.


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    Title
    Patience with God
    Subtitle
    The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing in Us
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tomas Halik, Translated by Gerald Turner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 219
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385524490
    ISBN 10: 0385524498
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK, HRCG9
    DC21: 242.5
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15410
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 242/.5, 242.5
    BISAC V2.8: REL006110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BS2520.Z3 H35 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL077000
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Doubleday & Co Inc.
    Publication date
    16 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    TOMAŠ HALIK worked as a psychotherapist during the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia and at the same time was secretly ordained as a Catholic priest and active in the underground church. Since the fall of the regime, he has served as General Secretary to the Czech Conference of Bishops and was an adviser to Vaclav Havel. He has lectured at many universities throughout the world and is currently a professor of philosophy and sociology at Charles University. His books, which are bestsellers in his own country, have been translated into many languages and have received several literary prizes.
    Review quote
    "I think of Tomas Halik as I think of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen -- a rare combination of intellect along with an uncommon commitment never to betray the gene that unites us all as children of God."" "- Doris Donnelly, professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland and director Cardinal Suenens Center for Theology & Church Life" "