There’s a lot of buzz around Os Guinness and his recently reprinted (and retitled) book God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt. I bought the book last week, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but reviews are popping up everywhere. C.J. Mahaney has written one review worth reading. It includes this background information:

Os Guinness is a fascinating man, blessed with an impressive mind, broad skill, and a unique biography and family heritage.

The Guinness family traces missionary roots back to a relative named Hudson Taylor—the famous missionary to China. Os’s great-great-grandfather founded the Guinness brewery and was a friend of William Wilberforce. His grandparents and parents were all missionaries. Os himself was born in China during World War II and lived there through the 1949 Communist Revolution. Os recalls living through the  house arrest of his missionary parents and a widespread famine that claimed the lives of five million people. He shares more of his family and missionary background in a recent interview with my friend Mark Dever.