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If you're suffering a crisis of faith, or know someone who is, read this book!
on 5 April 2012
This is a courageous telling of one woman's loss of faith - particularly courageous because she was an evangelist. (The first chapter had me with my heart in my mouth - what a ghastly position to be in!) But it's an autobiography that I think any Christian could identify with, and some really good lessons that many of us need to learn, if we haven't already. Grace versus works. Church versus God. Have we built our house on a foundation of sand or rock? Will our faith stand in a time of crisis? Do we believe things that actually the Bible doesn't say? Do we have to be 'really good and pure' before God will grant us the desires of our heart? And if God doesn't grant those desires, why might that be and what can we do about it? How much is our faith a 'slot machine' - "if I read my Bible every day and pray, and do lots of churchy things and good works, then and only then will God love me and grant the desires of my heart"?
This book got me thinking about aspects of my own beliefs that I've never questioned - and in my mind that has to be a good thing. Buy it, enjoy it and be challenged!