I dreamed last night that a friend I have been praying for finally became interested in Christianity. He asked me, “What’s the best book I can read to understand Christianity?” I was puzzled. At first, I thought, Mere Christianity, only to realize that Mere Christianity is better suited for a new Christian or someone who needs to become more serious about their faith. Then I was troubled. I didn’t have an answer.
My friend had asked me the question because he had recently
heard me pray. While I was praying, he realized how much Jesus means to me and desired
to believe—but wasn’t convinced yet—that there could be more to life. I
assumed, in my dream, that the prayer made him realize that I actually believed
that I was having a conversation with God: not just that I was petitioning, but
that someone on the other side heard me, listened, and spoke back.