Room of Marvels

Room of Marvels

A Story About Heaven that Heals the Heart

Expanded Edition

by James Bryan Smith
Foreword by Dallas Willard

Room of Marvels
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Published: November 03, 2020
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4688-7
  • Item Code: 4688
  • Case Quantity: 56

Three deaths in three years. His mother. His best friend. And now, his two-year-old daughter. In this moving story a Christian author goes to a retreat center to grieve and face the hard questions about God that he is asking in the wake of these losses.

If you have ever felt alone, betrayed, abandoned—if you have found yourself asking God why—this novel may be a source of hope. And if you have ever wondered what heaven is like, this book provides a beautiful vision. Room of Marvels is a masterful, dream-like tale that speaks to the eternal in the midst of our most painful earthly losses.

This expanded edition of the beloved book has a new afterword from James Bryan Smith and a discussion guide for group use.

Finding your room of marvels will give you reason to live. Again.

"My prevailing thought is, I hope this is true. Jim has written a brave book—one that was so honest at times I felt uncomfortable reading it. But that honesty exposes James as being like the rest of us: at times riddled with fear and anger, sin and sadness, but most importantly full of the holy hope of finally going Home. Whatever we imagine heaven to be—and Jim’s imagination has run wild in the best way possible."

Andrew Peterson, singer/songwriter

"Takes us on a marvelous Christian journey, freighted with broad humor and biblical wisdom. This book helps me to remember that the spiritual realm is more real than any other."

Emilie Griffin, author of Doors into Prayer


Table of contents forthcoming

James Bryan Smith

James Bryan Smith is the author of The Good and Beautiful God and the Apprentice series. He is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, where he also serves as the director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. A founding member of Richard J. Foster's spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré, Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches.

BY James Bryan Smith