The Stuff of Life
Life in the middle is a phrase that theologians use to depict the ordinary and common needs of modern people. It’s the area between mundane practical matters and the esoteric philosophical considerations. While there are those who want to debate cerebral questions of human existence, most people don’t have the time, energy or interest in these topics. These people are trying to navigate their way through a life that is driven by busyness and impacted by cost of living and intrusive technology.
Karl Faase’s new book The Stuff of Life deals with the issues we all face every day. It covers the challenges and questions of life in the middle; loss, love, forgiveness, relationships, money, and it asks the question: can Christianity speak to the middle issues of life?