—author of Simplifying the Soul and One Ordinary
"Light When It Comes is both a literary gem and a cup
of blessing for all who long to experience God's presence."
—author of The Undertaking and The Sin-Eater
"An age that has fashioned faith into bludgeon and cudgel, and
traded community for self-righteous indignation, might better be
illumined by Light When It Comes and by the grace
of Anderson's vital, studious witness. The ties of belief that bind
us, each to the other, needn't be rope enough to hang, cruel lash
or rein or tether. Rather, lifeline, safe mooring, the holy,
miraculous lowering of our hobbled, heart-wrecked selves to the
place of our redeeming."
Lawrence S. Cunningham
—author of The Seven Deadly Sins and Things Seen and
"Chris Anderson offers us a triune gift wrapped into a whole:
beautiful prose, pastoral experience, and an authentic believing
eye turned to our world. This volume is a grace to be received with
"Here is a book which offers us tools, a method and a motive, for
engaging with something unfamiliar in order to find ourselves more
fully aware of the familiar presence of God."