Naked Before God: The Return of a Broken Disciple

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Bill Williams claims he was born with a “spine in the shape of a question mark.” The question “why?” has haunted him ever since his two siblings died of cystic fibrosis while he wrestled with the disease. Naked Before God: The Return of a Broken Disciple chronicles Williams’ quest to find the answer. His poetic prose, the sharpness of his wit, and the profound nature of his struggle will leave you alternating between tears of sorrow, periods of laughter, and moments of breathtaking insight.

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In this remarkably forthright journal of lived theology, a 20th-century disciple of Christ demands to understand grace, forgiveness, and the reality of God's love in the midst of suffering and loss.

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The question "why?" has haunted Bill Williams ever since his two siblings died of cystic fibrosis. As he himself grapples with the disease, he records his struggle to answer that question. Written from the perspective of Nathaniel, an imaginary disciple of Jesus, this cystic fibrosis patient wanders through the Gospel narratives revisiting a theology of suffering from his own unique perspective. Arguing with Jesus and the other disciples, Nathaniel seeks healing for his soul even as his body falls apart. In painfully honest language, he demands to understand grace, suffering, and forgiveness and seeks to know the reality of God's love for him.

This is no theoretical theology, but a new lived theology that arises from experience and struggle, rather than from a textbook. Fearless in his search for answers, Williams takes on questions of life and death and faith, while maintaining am extraordinary sense of humor. His poetic prose, the sharpness of his wit, and the profound nature of his struggle will capture any reader who has struggled with questions of evil, pain and suffering.

Bill Williams had been a semi-professional musician, an electronics technician, and a computer and video game designer. He gave all that up to pursue a Master of Arts Degree from The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where he received an Outstanding Biblical Studies Award in 1994. LSTC also honored Williams with the Confessor of Christ Award. He is also the author of Manna in the Wilderness: A Harvest of Hope. Bill Williams died of cystic fibrosis in May 1998.

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