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Faith At The Edge

Author : Robert N. Wennberg
ISBN : 9780802864734
Genre : Religion
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Call it existential doubt. Call it ?the dark night of the soul.? However you term it, God-doubting is a spiritual phenomenon endemic to the Christian experience, suffered by saints from Mother Theresa, St. John of the Cross, and Therese of Lisieux to lesser-known Christians throughout history. In fact, there may be something of this God-doubting in nearly all of us. / Faith at the Edge is for those doubters, believers struggling with their faith within the Christian tradition, not for the skeptics and seekers who lie outside it. It is for those who experience uncertainty about faiths to which they have been committed, but who now wonder whether it?s true. This doubt is very personal and deeply disturbing, exemplified when God seems remote, when he is experientially absent, when his very existence seems uncertain, when everything one believes as a Christian is called into serious question. / Robert Wennberg here explores the important questions of existential doubt. What causes our sense of divine absence? Are we at fault, or is there some other explanation for our uncertainty? Why does God allow this to happen? How should we respond? Wennberg answers these and other provocative questions both through personal illustrations and through the wisdom and insight of such figures as Blaise Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, Simone Weil, C. S. Lewis, and Martin Marty. He lays out a credible theological account of what happens during doubt. He further helps us understand how we can cope with these dark episodes and how we can not only stand against them, but even profit from them spiritually.

Faith And Doubt

Author : John Ortberg
ISBN : 9780310296249
Genre : Religion
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What if the most important word is the one in the middle? We often think of doubt as the opposite of faith, but could it actually strengthen our relationship with God? According to John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor, the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty. In this refreshingly candid look at a life of faith, he traces the line between belief and unbelief: less a dividing line between hostile camps than a razor’s edge that runs through every soul. His findings point us toward the relief of being totally honest. Questions can expand our understanding, uncertainty can lead to trust, and honest faith can produce outrageous hope. Written from Ortberg’s own struggle with faith and doubt, this book will challenge, comfort, and inspire you with the truth that God wants all of us—including our doubts.

Answering Skeptics

Author : Dr. Douglas Jacoby
ISBN : 9781683500308
Genre : Religion
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It’s easier than you may think to make intelligent replies to skeptics – with a little training. Answering Skeptics covers all the major objections in chapters that are both compact and compelling, with helpful summaries. If you find yourself reaching out only to lapsed Christians, your horizons are about to broaden. Engage agnostics, atheists, and members of the world religions with confidence.

When Faith Fails

Author : Dominic Done
ISBN : 9781400207770
Genre : Religion
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"This book is for those of us who have experienced a gut check, or two, when it comes to some of the intersections between our lives and our faith. It’s for those of us who no longer want to add unnecessary explanations to our beliefs just because we can’t fully see what God is doing in our lives." —Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Everybody, Always How do you deal with the hard questions about God, the church, and the Bible? Where can you find a safe place to openly and honestly wrestle with your faith without being criticized or judged? If you have ever struggled with doubt, you are not alone. Writing with humor and candor out of his own experiences, and incorporating Scripture, literature, and accounts of others who have doubted, Dominic Done argues that not only is questioning normal, it is often a path toward a rich and vibrant faith. Whether your struggle is with tragedy, the difficult parts of the Bible, the intersection of science and faith, or even God’s silence, you can move through doubt into a deeper, fuller faith—a faith that doesn’t run from questions and the hard work of honest wrestling but instead embraces the mysteries of belief. “This book is one of those books that I will be buying to give to multiple friends.” —Je­fferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion “This book will help you surrender and trust the areas of your life that are meant to exude God-designed mystery, while also holding your hand as you search for substance and truth.” —Audrey Rolo­ff, coauthor of A Love Letter Life, founder of Always More, and cofounder of Beating50Percent “Doubt is such a pertinent issue in this cultural moment. Dominic walks us through the issues of doubt with which we wrestle but he does so in pastoral practicality. One feels as though you are seated in his living room sipping coffee. Dominic is the type of soul who understands the questions of the heart. He never shames. He’s always transparent. He gives substantive hope.” —Emerson Eggerichs, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Love & Respect

Know Doubt

Author : John Ortberg
ISBN : 9780310340928
Genre : Religion
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In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life. Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with readers his discovery that, rather than being a contradiction in terms, doubt and faith may be very much a part of each other. He challenges readers to consider how doubt can motivate us to study and learn, how questioning expands our understanding, and how uncertainty can lead to trust. These challenges point us toward the relief of being totally honest. The right kind of doubt can be a gift—an action-generating truth that actually allows us to deepen our faith and intimacy with God. Written to challenge, comfort, and inspire readers, Know Doubt reveals uncertainty as a cause for celebration.

Doubting Toward Faith

Author : Bobby Conway
ISBN : 9780736963558
Genre : Religion
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Contrary to popular belief, doubt is not the opposite of faith. Rather, doubts call for an important decision--will you give in to unbelief, or will you continue the journey toward faith? Doubt can lead to confusion, hopelessness, and despair. But as this eye-opening book demonstrates, doubts can also deepen your dependence on God, develop your sense of empathy for others, and motivate you to find satisfying answers to life's biggest questions. Here you'll find practical ways to use your doubts to build your faith, such as...letting your doubts drive you to Jesus; finding a safe community where you can doubt out loud and find support; and using a journal to clarify your doubts and the answers you find. No one can eliminate all doubt this side of heaven. So for now, discover how to use your doubts to keep you headed in the right direction--toward faith.

Handbook Of Christian Apologetics

Author : Peter Kreeft
ISBN : 0830875441
Genre : Religion
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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include: faith and reason the existence of God God's nature how we know God creation and evolution providence and free will miracles the problem of evil the Bible's historical reliability the divinity of Christ the resurrection life after death heaven and hell salvation Christianity and other religions objective truth Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

This Jesus We Talk About

Author : Bill King
ISBN : 9781490872179
Genre : Religion
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How would you answer questions about the Christian faith? In this book a doubter, whom the author named Thomas, asks many of the common questions that can lead to a resistance in accepting the Christian faith. Thomas’ friend ,named Matt (who relates thoughts, understandings, and experiences of the author), writes his answers in the form of letters back to Thomas. The author writes of a God that is gracious, forgiving, accepting, and ever loving. And he explores what it is like to be in continuous fellowship with God through Jesus Christ It is a fellowship free for the asking, a gift waiting to be given. This book is an invitation to be God’s friend. Before you accept such an invitation you may want to know more about the God doing the inviting! The book presents God as a loving father who wants us to come home. Discover the love and grace of God thought Jesus Christ, a love that will draw you into that intimate friendship. —LAWRENCE GERATY, Ph.D. President Emeritus, La Sierra University I highly recommend THIS JESUS WE TALK ABOUT. It is a theologically sound exploration of many of the most common questions concerning the Christian faith. The author’s lifetime search for a living faith is evident as he explores the answers to questions that would challenge a faith in Jesus. —LELAND YIALELIS, M.Div. from Andrews Theological Seminary Bill King is a man of faith and intellect, the convergance of those two make this book a must read —HAROLD WATKINS, Attorney at Law THIS JESUS WE TALK ABOUT explores experiences within this broken world that present questions, doubts, and struggles. The author shows the value of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that brings meaning, healing, and belonging resulting in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ, others, and oneself. —STEPHEN DANIEL, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from Biola University I heartily recommend Bill King’s book. He writes with a lucid style and every page is brimming with insights into an authentic faith. Grace triumphs in This Jesus! Read it and be blessed! —ROBERT NORTON, D.Min. From Fuller Theological Seminary

Discourses On The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : George Ripley
ISBN : UOM:39015063634375
Genre : Apologetics
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Faith Of The Doubters

Author : John White Chadwick
Genre : Sermons, American
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