'Who has not wondered at one time or another about the meaning of life?' This new book from Taize is a response to the deep questions many people voice today about God, life and death, faith and the Bible. In Seek and You Will Find, the brothers from the Taize community offer a series of short meditations on questions of God, the Christian faith and what it means to believe. Human beings are seekers who aspire to a meaningful life beyond routine and the merely obvious. Faith is the living out of this urge. The young and not-so-young pilgrims who come week after week to the hill of Taize ask questions about faith and the Bible. In supporting them in their search, the brothers of the community offer starting-points for deeper investigation. This book is part of that process. The questions contained in it, accompanied by comment and Bible references, aim to help anyone wishing to enter more fully into the mystery of God. Seek and You Will Find is a companion volume to Seeds of Trust.
The Taize Community, founded by Brother Roger, is composed of brothers - Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds - from more than twenty-five nations.
1. God's Identity eg Why do we call God 'Father'?; 2. God's Activity eg Does God intervene in events?; 3. Jesus' Identity eg What do Jesus' words 'I am the Way' mean?; 4. Jesus' message eg is poverty a Gospel value?; 5. Death and Resurrection eg Why did Christ have to suffer?; 6. Spirit, Soul, Death eg What does the Bible mean by 'the soul'?; 7. Prayer eg Why do we pray to Jesus and not just to God?; 8. The Bible and the Church eg What can we do about different interpretations of the Bible?; 9. Sin and Forgiveness eg What is original sin?; 10. In the Steps of Christ eg Should believers try to distance themselves from society or to adapt? 11. Joy, Peace, Hope eg is joy possible when there is misfortune, injustice and violence?