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About Clear Winter Nights

Searching for Real Faith - or No Faith at All
 
What happens when a young Christian dealing with disillusionment and doubt spends a weekend with an elderly, retired pastor? They talk. And no subject is off limits. Clear Winter Nights is a stirring story about faith, forgiveness, and the distinctiveness of Christianity. Through a powerful narrative and engaging dialogue, Trevin Wax shows the relevance of unchanging truth in an ever-changing world.
 
Quotes from Clear Winter Nights:
 
“Truth is not a formula… Truth is a Person.”
 
“No Christian who truly understands grace can feel superior to anyone else. Grace shatters any sense of superiority.”
 
“A Christian is not defined by the sins of the past or the struggles of the present but by the vision of the future.”
 
“The world says, ‘Be true to yourself.’ King Jesus says, ‘Be true to your future self.’”
 
“The true rebellion is in the heart of the Christian who follows King Jesus by swimming upstream against the current of the world.”
 
“Don’t trust in your strength, because there is such a thing as pride. Don’t despair in your weakness, because there is such a thing as forgiveness.”
 
“Authenticity isn’t accepting your sins. It’s admitting your sins and then being true to the person King Jesus has declared you to be.”
 
When his life comes apart, will the center hold?
 
Chris Walker has everything. A career, a beautiful fiancée, a promising ministry opportunity, and a faith instilled in him from a young age. But when a revelation about his family comes to light at his grandmother’s funeral, Chris finds himself facing questions he didn’t even know he had about…well, everything.
 
Fighting a battle within and without from those that don’t understand his sudden doubts, Chris seeks refuge in a weekend with his grandfather to ask the tough questions and sort through the issues where faith meets life and disillusionment collides with truth.
 
For those searching for the historic Christian faith that is relevant to life today, or for those who believe that a completely new faith is called for, this stirring tale is a deep and powerful exploration of what being Christian has meant and still means today.

Praise

Praise for Clear Winter Nights

“Trevin Wax’s Clear Winter Nights is an engaging story about something fresh and vital—the old kind of Christian, transformed by Christ, doing battle with sin, relying on Jesus day after day. The book raises honest questions and offers honest answers based on what’s rock solid, not on our culture’s ever-shifting worldview. I enjoyed the moving
relationship between a young man and an old one, with history, heritage, mentoring, and friendship. I found Clear Winter Nights to be warm, compelling, and thought provoking.”
—Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven, Deception, and If God Is Good

“The best novels leave you wanting more. As I read Clear Winter Nights, I wanted to join the characters’ conversations and felt the pain of separation from them when I finished. Trevin Wax has given us the gift of a compelling story about family, doubt, faith, and the biggest questions of life.”
—Collin Hansen, editorial director for The Gospel Coalition and co-author of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir

“Trevin Wax takes you on an honest intellectual and emotional journey as he explores the exclusive claims of Christ that everyone has struggled with at some time or another. His characters draw the reader into the conversation and leave you feeling satisfied about where they end up, bringing in a whole new dynamic to how we typically approach
theological study.”
—Matt Carter, co-author of The Real Win

“‘Tell all the truth, but tell it slant,’ said Emily Dickinson. This book does exactly that. This book goes to the guts of the gospel, and it shares the good news story straight by telling it slant. Thank you, Trevin Wax, for putting your imagination as well as your theology in service to Christ.”
—Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture

“Chris is struggling with his faith in God, his relationships are falling apart, and he doesn’t know where to turn. He doesn’t have to go far to find a faithful friend in his grandfather. Trevin Wax’s Clear Winter Nights tackles faith, doubt, theology, the person of Christ, evangelism, and our struggle with sin. Clear and insightful; the pages pour out God’s amazing grace to sinners and His unfailing love to those who’ve wandered away. A perfect book for anyone with questions about faith in the one true God.”
—Trillia Newbell, author and writer, and editor of Women of God Magazine

About Trevin Wax

TREVIN WAX is managing editor of The Gospel Project, an all-ages small-group curriculum developed by LifeWay Christian Resources. A former missionary and pastor, Wax is a popular blogger (Kingdom People) and a contributor to Christianity Today. He is also the author of Counterfeit Gospels and Holy Subversion. He and his wife, Corina, reside in middle Tennessee with their children.

Product Details

176 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Sep 17, 2013

Trim Size: 5 x 7-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Searching for Real Faith - or No Faith at All

Searching for Real Faith - or No Faith at All

Click here to download chapter one of Clear Winter Nights.

What happens when a young Christian dealing with disillusionment and doubt spends a weekend with an elderly, retired pastor? They talk. And no subject is off limits. Clear Winter Nights is a stirring story about faith, forgiveness, and the distinctiveness of Christianity. Through a powerful narrative and engaging dialogue, Trevin Wax shows the relevance of unchanging truth in an ever-changing world.

Click here to download chapter one of Clear Winter Nights.

By Richard Hunter

Recently I read a book about a young man going through a crisis in his relationships, his life purpose and his faith. His story is told in a novel by Trevin Wax entitled, Clear Winter Nights. I read the book after being asked to write a review of it. This turned out to be a generous gift of understanding. The book takes us along on a journey with Chris Walker, a millenial raised in the Christian faith yet now questioning everything in his...

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By Sherry Keller

Chris thinks he has his life all planned out. He is due to graduate, has a job lined up in a company being started by a friend, and he is engaged to be married. That is until it all starts to unravel. Suddenly his life seems to be turned upside down. The doubts begin when he attends his paternal grandmother's funeral. While attending the funeral, he learns some information about his family that he has not previously known. He has always...

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By Susan Daggett

Clear Winter Nights is a story about faith and forgiveness in conversations between Chris and his grandfather. Chris comes to stay with his grandfather after he has a health scare. He is struggling with doubts about Christianity. This book is a good read, full of theology and good answers to questions many of us have at some point in our lives. I would recommend this book.

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By Larry Schwarck

This is one of the better written books that I have read recently.Altho this is fiction it is well done.The struggles of a young man with his faith and the interaction with his Godly,wise and seasoned pastor grandfather are addressed Biblically. The issues Chris faced were very real and the response from his ill,Godly grandfather Gil were not sugar coated but practical and as I said Biblical.The theology woven throughout the book was not...

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By Shannon Hannabass

What I think!.... Have you ever had doubts about your life, or faith, or maybe what is happening to you at this time in your life? Trevin Wax writes this fiction story to help you with your doubts. In this story, the main character Chris was a person of doubts. Chris had a grandfather that was there for him to help with the doubts he had about his faith. I found Was to be a pretty good fiction writer and I enjoyed his story. I really liked...

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