A PILE OF STONES. For millennia cultures around the world have used them for various purposes. Today stacks of stones have become a popular impromptu art statement in the wild, or a tool for meditation in the search for inner peace. But many centuries ago, a simple pile of stones from a riverbed served as a steady reminder of the supernatural power of God and His interaction with His people.
At age 25 Stephen McCormick’s mindset was solidly in the “nones” category—identifying with no particular religious tradition or worldview. After two troubled decades in a “Christian” home, he had given up on the notion that either God or the church had any remedy for the hole in his heart. Getting stoned daily, pursuing an affair, stealing at work, giving in to pornography and profanity—his life was a wreck, and for the second time his marriage was on the verge of divorce.
“I was spinning out of control,” he says, “and I began to fear what would happen if I didn’t make some kind of change. But what had to change?” Years of counseling left that deeply troubling question unanswered.
But what if the way to inner peace was not what he thought it would look like? What if the answer was taking a journey… with someone he didn’t know, to places he had never been, with no idea how he would get there, experiencing things in the process he believed were impossible? What if the answer wasn’t about religion but a relationship? Not about a destination but the journey itself?
What if he had been wrong all along about the meaning and purpose of life?
Stones is about that journey in Stephen’s life, about discovering that God is there, that He hears us, and that He responds to those who seek Him with all their hearts.