By Addie Zierman
"How do you know God is real?"
In the emotionally-charged, fire-filled faith in which Addie Zierman grew up, the answer to this question was simple: "Because you've FELT him."
Now, at age 30, she feels "nothing. "Just the darkness pressing in. Just the winter cold. Just a buzzing silence where God's voice used to be. So she loads her two small children into the minivan one February afternoon and heads south in one last-ditch effort to find the Light.
In her second memoir, "Night Driving, "Addie Zierman" powerfully explores the gap between our sunny, faith fictions and a God who often seems hidden and silent.
Against the backdrop of rushing Interstates, strangers hospitality, gas station coffee, and screaming children, Addie stumbles toward a faith that makes room for doubt, disappointment, and darkness and learns that sometimes you have to run away to find your way home.