Ravi Zacharias, “Recapture the Wonder”

Ravi Zacharias is a good man, but I found this book to be disappointing — not particularly helpful in recapturing the wonder or insightful generally.  Still, I liked this (46-47):

In other words, if we are to understand wonder we must see that the first chronological destroyer of wonder is anything that takes away the legitimate mystery of life and of living.  The informed imagination contends that in displacing mystery one exhausts the pleasure.  I believe that mystery is necessary if enchantment is to be real … and mystery and ignorance are not synonymous [ellipsis in original].  This is where the story comes into play again.

Christopher Morley expressed this incredible reality in these words:

I went to the theatre

With the author of a successful play.

He insisted on explaining everything.

Told me what to watch,

The details of direction,

The errors of the property man,

The foibles of the star.

He anticipated all my surprises

And ruined the evening.

Never again! — And mark you,

The greatest Author of all

Made no such mistake!

Cf. my post on this site re “What Triggers ‘Adoration’?” and how an essential element of the things in God’s handiwork that we adore is  their inexplicability.  “Wonder,” of course, is necessarily inexplicable; I suppose I might have said that wonder is an essential element of adoration.