God in the Night is a book on dealing with feelings of grief, depression, anger, resentment and other types of pain we encounter in life. The author is Conroy Reynolds, PhD. God in the Night has written in a direct, straightforward style that gets straight to the point. There are many people struggling with overwhelming problems in this postmodern world so it’s easy to see the need for a book like this. I think someone to talk to, a priest, a therapist, or a wise friend helps most in times of trouble, but sometimes we can’t reach out or for some reason a counselor just isn’t available. That is when a book such as God in the Night becomes priceless. And make no mistake, we all go through difficult times. We all occasionally need a source of guidance and strength.
God in the Night is a relatively small book, but it is packed with a lot of wisdom taken straight from the Bible. Conroy takes Bible stories that most of us are familiar with and points out how heroes of the Bible overcame difficult “Nights” in their lives. Night here being a metaphor for guilt, grief, despair, desolation, and depression. Jacob wrestling with the angel, Joseph and the coat of many colors, Ruth and Naomi, and John the Baptist are just a few of the stories explained and used to teach us how to heal ourselves. If you are a Christian, the stories this will be familiar but the discussion is insightful and inspiring. If you are not a Christian, it will be refreshing and maybe even lifesaving.