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Would You Believe?

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A hundred years ago, most people accepted without question what their priest or rabbi or imam taught them about God, but many people today, educated to think for themselves, find that the concepts of God taught by the world’s major religions either insult or contradict their intelligence. At the same time they find that having no faith has left a yawning spiritual void in...more
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Published December 17th 2010 by McClelland & Stewart (first published March 30th 1996)
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Stein
== Stimulating an open-ended religious approach ==

I love the subtitle of this book “Finding God without losing your mind.” It reminds me of the apt reference to going to a fundamentalistic church: “Check out your brain at the door” (or words to that effect). I also love the supplementary declaration on the cover: “A book for doubters, sceptics and wistful unbelievers”—WISTFUL, as in pensive, especially in a melancholy way.

I always enjoy reading Harpur. He doesn’t talk down to his readers, as fro...more
Betsy
A well-argued, non-pushy book arguing for a belief in God. I've read this book several times, and it's the closest I've come yet to feeling somewhat understood in my quest to believe.

I highly recommend it to anyone who has doubts but wants to do something about it.
Stephanie
Started reading this in the hospital this week. It's amazing, relevant, and was timely for me. Nothing else I have read has predicted own questions and areas of interest so well. A fuller review is in the works...
Sally
A thoughtful examination of religious belief for those who do not accept the Bible as the literal word of God or the unquestioned authority of church hierarchies. From a Christian perspective.
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Tom Harpur, columnist for the Toronto Star, Rhodes scholar, former Anglican priest, and professor of Greek and the New Testament, is an internationally renowned writer on religious and ethical issues. He is the author of ten bestselling books, including For Christ’s Sake and The Pagan Christ. He has hosted numerous radio and television programs, including Life After Death, a ten-part series based

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