By Andy Hale
When I was a child, I was petrified of the dark. I can distinctly remember waking up at night, terrorized in my bed, as I convinced myself that shadows and objects were something awful.
You can’t tell me that you never woke up at night, saw a belt on the carpet, convincing yourself it was a snake. Okay, maybe it was just me…
Why are we afraid of the dark? What is it about the night that awakens terror, loneliness, and insecurity?
“Night is not just hours on the clock. How many of us lie awake at night, unable to fall back asleep, worrying over the day ahead, thinking of all that could go wrong, counting our sorrows,” asks Tish Harrison Warren on the CBF Podcast.
We sat down with the author and Anglican priest to discuss her new book, Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work of Watch or Weep, which invites readers into a prayer journey of vulnerability and isolation.
In her first book, The Liturgy of the Ordinary, Warren invited to embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred. This work won her the 2018 Christianity Today’s Book of the Year award. Now, Tish invited readers to navigate the challenging waters of grief, disappointment, and fear.
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy