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Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B00FVI955W
- Publisher : Zondervan (8 April 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 603 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 232 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #322,617 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author grew up in Dayton, Tennessee, which in 1925 was home to the infamous (and somewhat contrived...) Scopes Monkey Trial - an argument between fundamentalists and modernists over the appropriateness of teaching evolution in schools. Growing up and being educated there in the late 20th century, she writes about her faith journey through what some of her detractors would have termed 'backsliding' and doubt, into a newer/older/fresher way of being a Christian. She comments, 'Doubt is a difficult animal to master because it requires that we learn the difference between doubting God and doubting what we believe about God. The former has the potential to destroy faith; the latter has the power to enrich and refine it. The former is a vice; the latter a virtue.' This is good stuff, but it is far from being a dry academic thesis. The description of the East Tennessee practice of Judgment Day is disturbingly funny, and throughout there is an honesty and openness which is refreshing.
Faith Unraveled is subtitled 'How a girl who knew all the answers learned to ask questions.' It's a great subtitle, and a vital skill for the contemporary church. We can't simply defend our territory and tradition for all we are worth - we need to evolve. Read and enjoy!
On a personal note, I would happily mention Faith Unraveled in the same breath as Rob Bell's Velvet Elvis and Brain McLaren's A New Kind of Christian - two of my favourite books of recent years.