Andrew Doughty is a committed truth-seeker. His life was forever changed as a five-year old boy when his father made a decision to follow the way of Jesus. The transformation witnessed by that young boy convinced him that he wanted whatever it was that changed his dad. His life was profoundly changed again by information brought to light regarding the 9/11 attacks while serving as an associate pastor at an evangelical church.
Andrew has earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Cairn University and has spent most of his professional career as a professional educator in Christian education settings.
Andrew is married with three adult daughters. He has lived in four different Canadian provinces, five American states, and in the country of Brazil.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm not really one who follows an individual author. I read mostly non-fiction work and I appreciate many writers who communicate well. However, Rob Bell, though I disagree with some of his theology, is possibly my favorite author from a style perspective. Francis Chan is the author I would most like to spend time with, and Randy Alcorn has written the books that have most influenced my way of thinking.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Bible, because it is my guidebook for life. 2. "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren because it takes one of the most complicated books of all time, the Bible, and makes sense of it that millions have been able to understand. 3. "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alex Dumas. Not just an amazing story, but a tale of righteousness indignation veiled as revenge...brilliant! 4. "Changed Into His Image" by Jim Berg. The insights in this book continue to amaze me. The most highlighted book I have other than my Bible. 5. "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby and Claude King. The power of one man's story as applied to one of the most obscure concepts known to man - how does one do the will of God? Life-changing.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How can a loving, merciful God send millions of people to Hell forever without hope?" Not only does this book address the hope that exists for all who are not found written in the Book of Life, but it makes the entire issue of Hell and Satan make sense. God is interested in creating a win-win for everyone, and not even Hell is exempt from God's glorious plan.