Questioning Your Doubts

Questioning Your Doubts : A Harvard PhD Explores Challenges to Faith

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Does God truly care about us? Why does God create people he knows will reject him? Why did God allow my friend to become a rape victim? Should I switch jobs? Is this person the one I should marry If you have pondered these doubts, you are not alone. Sometimes we have intellectual questions about the plausibility of God. Other times we go through difficult life experiences that cause us to question our faith. Sometimes we simply struggle feeling confident with day-to-day decisions. Christina Powell knows what it's like to grapple seriously with challenges to faith. A trained scientist and cancer researcher, she struggled with the mysterious claims of a God who exists beyond what the scientific method could detect. Using personal stories from her own life, she explores how faith can be rooted in rationality, knowledge and facts, while coming to recognize the limits of science in evaluating matters of faith. Asking good questions can help us clarify and refine our faith. We can think critically about our doubts and learn to discern the true and the good. Powell probes the hidden factors that fuel our doubts to help us move beyond skepticism, disillusionment or painful life circumstances. We can live deeper into our questions in the context of Christian community. Ultimately we can work through challenges to faith and find a renewed confidence in our beliefs. It's okay to question your faith. But don't stop there. Question your doubts as well.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • InterVarsity Press
  • Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Illinois, United States
  • English
  • 0830836780
  • 9780830836789
  • 946,286

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"Doubt can be an enemy of faith. But as Christina Powell shows in her new book, doubt can also be an ally of faith. Not only can it help you ask questions that lead to new spiritual insights, but it can also help you turn the tables on skeptics. Questioning Your Doubts is a good book, and questioning your doubts is a helpful way to grow your faith."--George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God (USA) and chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowshipshow more

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