iDoubt: When Faith Falters
You want to believe in God. You’ve seen him work in other peoples' lives. But why doesn't he work that way in your life? You do all the things a Christian should do, but still your life feels empty. Worse yet, sometimes you doubt God’s existence altogether. Church seems to have no solution to these problems. This book addresses these issues in a real-life way. More
You want to believe in God. At one time, it was so simple. God loved you and you loved God. And that was it. For a season, you were committed to Christ. But the season passed. Unfortunately, life hit you hard and you began to have doubts. Your doubts grew and your faith shrunk. It was like a cancer that no amount of prayer could stop. You turned to the church for answers, but your issues were never fully addressed. You were an inconvenience, rather than a person who needed sincere help. Your doubt about God’s love and his very existence was unfathomably uncomfortable to others. Somewhere along the line, it seemed like you were forgotten. Forgotten by God. Forgotten by your church. Forgotten by other Christians.
You prayed earnestly, but God and church seemed to drift farther away. You were like a scuba diver chasing after his boat that was adrift in the ocean. Eventually, your faith was lost on the horizon.
The loss of your faith left you empty. It also left you wondering whether it had ever been real. Was God just a fairy tale? Did your life really have meaning? Why did other Christians seem to despise you for raising these questions?
Your life has gone on, but you can’t get Christ out of your head. You know that you must deal with him, but don’t know how. You want to be loved, but have no idea of how to find your way back to him. Is it worth the hassle?
Faith seems so easy for others, but not for you. You are tired of trying to justify your misgivings to other Christians. You have doubts about God’s existence, the fairness in the universe, and misgivings about church. But you still hope, even though you don’t know why.
This book tackles heady issues that are rarely discussed in church. How can you overcome doubts that plague you? Can you be a Christian if your faith waivers from day-to-day? Is hell fair? Why does God stay hidden? Does death make sense? How does faith co-exist with science? Will the church knock off judging everyone? What if you want to love God but don’t want to go back to church? Is that possible?
The answers don’t always come easy, but you won’t be treated as an outcast when reading this book. The goal is to discuss out loud what is normally only whispered in churches. Not all Christians are alike. Not all faith is alike. But faith can be found in a troubled world.