by Bob Dennis
‘A small book that carries a big punch’: that is how I would describe Nick and Yvette Wynne’s book ‘Heaven Can’t Wait’.
It describes how, despite having plenty that money can buy, they discover there was still something lacking in their lives. At a time of desperation, God breaks through into Yvette’s life. Nick is unsettled by this but decides that if he is going to lose his wife to another man, he would rather it be God than anyone else. Subsequently, God breaks into his life.
I love the openness and honesty in their stories. Nick, an emergency department doctor, gives a clinical description of how he initially encounters God. Then he invites us into his thought life as he discovers that God is not distant but actually indwells his thoughts and motives, steering and guiding him in a way he had never experienced before. My favourite story is when Nick had decided to finish an indoor soccer dispute in the carpark after the game in a not so conciliatory fashion. God intervened with surprising results.
The book is pitched at the seeker with searching questions appropriately placed (I have given a copy of it to my next door neighbour and also friends we catch up with from time to time) but is also a shot in the arm for believers for whom God has become distant and impersonal. The bottom line is that God is real and he wants to do business with us!