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by Benjamin DeVries

  • ISBN: 031025535X
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Benjamin DeVries
  • Subcategory: Christian Living
  • Other formats: lrf docx lrf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 13, 2004)
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • FB2 size: 1250 kb
  • EPUB size: 1844 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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The only sense I ever made out of life was when a man told me the kingdom of God is placed between this world and the one to come. he said it hangs like a curtain between what I can see and feel (everything fragile and fading, like me) and everything whole. as weak as I am and as blind, it's here waiting to show itself. . . . ---Ben deVries What do you do when your experience of life doesn't match up with what you thought it should be? A delicate fade offers an intense, stream-of-consciousness narrative as a twenty-something writer wrestles with this and other questions. including quotes, snippets of poems, and a detailed and sensory exploration of the world around him, Ben DeVries chronicles his struggle to live between what is and what should be. an intensely personal journey of doubt, faith, and hope, a delicate fade is an honest chronicle of one person's exploration of Christianity, postmodernism, and the meaning of life. A lifetime and I saw you, I can see you change I remember everything (except what I am now) I remember how I spent all this time looking A lifetime watching, but I lost myself somewhere I found myself between what is and what was meant to be.
Reviews about A Delicate Fade (5):
Bulace
I’m not a big fan of stream-of-conscious written books. Even if a book is a diary entry, I like having an overall basic structure. When I first picked up A DELICATE FADE by Ben DeVries, I was under the impression that it would be the usual non-fiction memoir. I was wrong. Although the book has a memoir/journal-type quality to it, it is not like that at all. Instead, it is a piece of stream-of-conscious non-fiction that delves into the spiritual struggles of the author.

I really did enjoy reading what DeVries wrote. I was able to relate to many of his struggles in wrestling with his faith and the reality of living in this world; I have had some very similar struggles. For instance, I have found that the biggest struggle in my life has been to find the temperance of living in this world, but not being of it. It is a struggle that DeVries has wrestled with, too. His thoughts are honest, touching, forthright, and transparent. There are times that he is somewhat vague, but I can understand that (contrary to the culture we live, we don’t need to know the intimate details about everything). I did enjoy reading the book. However, I really wish it was written in a different form because despite the content and the brevity of the book, I had a difficult time reading it because of the style (stream-of-consciousness) in which it is written. The book is only 114 pages and there are moments that I was swept away by a particular passage or paragraph. However, it seemed like I had to read through the equivalent of trudging through a march through a swamp to uncover those wonderful nuggets. I know if I struggled with that, there will be many others who do so also.

Overall, A DELICATE FADE is a book worth reading, but unfortunately, due to the way in which it is written, not many people will read, enjoy, or learn what the book has to share with the world.
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Twenty-something musician Ben DeVries knows firsthand the searing pain of a "dark night of the soul." In this stream-of-consciousness narrative, he invites the reader to explore with him a journey through doubt to glimmerings of hope. His journey isn't straightforward linear reading. Rather, DeVries swirls together a kaleidoscope of observations, images, angst, poem fragments and quotes that are best taken in small bites rather than gulped.
DeVries grew up the son of evangelical Christian missionaries, where God was as much a part of life as breathing.
all my life I've heard about salvation, how it can find us only when we need it the most. I've heard about brokenness and how God can heal us only when we're breaking apart and small. I've known this but not that it would happen to me and not that it could feel so much like pain or that need could feel so much like despair.
Yet, in his battle with depression, he questions the meaning of his life.
I wonder if this is all my life is: a default survival and some days not even that. it seems different from what it was supposed to be and from what I asked for. maybe I don't want it anymore.
He knows with his head that God still exists, yet in his heart he feels the aching void of the absence of God's presence.
I've always been told that God is what I need the most, that only he can fill this hole inside of me. but it keeps getting bigger and more removed from the rest of life, and even he doesn't seem to want to be there when I need him the most.
As he shares quotes from such diverse sources as Rainer Maria Rilke, Lewis Carroll, Leo Tolstoy, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Nine Inch Nails, DeVries seeks reassurance that others have experienced what he has and that his brokenness is temporary. He expresses gut-wrenching vulnerability, although some passages flirt with self-absorption.
some days I hold on to sadness because it's my only comfort. it's there when everyone else goes away, and I'm lonely then but not as much as when they dismiss me when I need their empathy the most.
Yet, readers who have experienced the same unrelenting dark night of the soul will forgive him for these moments as they empathize with DeVries' agonized, candid observations on suffering and his wrestling with doubt.
all my life I've heard about salvation, how it can find us only when we need it the most. I've heard about brokenness and how God can heal us only when we're breaking apart and small. I've known this but not that it would happen to me and not that it could feel so much like pain or that need could feel so much like despair.
In his search for authenticity as a creative writer and musician of faith, DeVries discovers that:
we think that the farther we go into the spiritual life the more we will fit the mold of someone who has the right to be here. but our position was always a gift to begin with and nothing is changed about that now. we're still little children, but at least we have a place to belong.
DeVries refreshingly eschews easy answers. His courageous exploration of the darker side of faith should resonate with readers looking for a companion to walk alongside them on their own journeys through the dark night of the soul to the light of God's love.
--- Reviewed by Cindy Crosby

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