Choosing Your Faith: In a World of Spiritual Options
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Choosing Your Faith: In a World of Spiritual Options

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In a world of spiritual options, people constantly tell us what to believe. Yet, while we hear these pleas, were already functioning with existing beliefs--even if they are beliefs by default. So h
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (first published February 6th 2008)
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Ki
I know this book has the profound potential to offend many, many people, but I still have to give it 5 stars.

It's basic. It covers a vital and timeless question which applies to all humans. It's clearly written and well organized and executed. It gives helpful references and sections on further reading for those who want more material.

That said--the offensive parts: the author is a Christian, and explains why he thinks other religions are wrong. He talks about questions of evidence and question...more
Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

~SCRATCHING A DIVINE ITCH~

In Choosing Your Faith Mark Mittelberg explores the different paths that lead one to accepting a faith: Relativism, Tradition, Authority, Intuition, Mysticism, Logic and Evidence. In the second part of the book he shows how to use Logic and Evidence, with the addition of Intuition and Mysticism (as well as some of Authority), to critically look at the religion you are exploring or the one you already belong to.

Do not think that you will have an opinion after reading th...more
Kevin
I found this book to be a bit on the simplistic and deceptive side. It starts off by presenting itself as an unbiased guide to help you think through major issues and come to your own conclusions about what you should believe. However, as the book goes on, the author starts to place what he believes to be the answer (e.g., conservative Evangelical Protestant Christianity) into many of the questions, and begins subtly (and later not so subtly) guiding you to the answer he wants you to accept. If...more
Sharyn
Good info on what he describes as faith paths. Important point is making sure you have intentionally chosen your faith path. At end describes 20 arrows, which point to Christian faith.
Austin
New to your ideas of considering if you believe in God? Read this. Already comfortable in your faith, but are open to taking your relationship with Him further? Read this. Excellent book that strengthens every aspect of your faith, particularly this attacked by this secular world.
Diane
This book looks at how human beings choose their religious faith (or lack thereof). The author discusses several different paths to faith, and then describes why he believes that an evidence-based analysis is best. He then presents reasons why he believes Christianity is the only religion that passes an evidence-based test.

I think the author makes his point well, and I would recommend this book to anyone considering religious faith or to new Christians. However, the book doesn't go very far in t...more
John
I liked this book more than I expected. The timing of it is unfortunate, though. With Keller's "The Reason For God" in bookstores now, there is no reason to recommend this book when there's a superior option available. Mittelberg's achilles' heal is Keller's strength. Mittleberg tries to act the part of the neutral guide, but the reader all along knows this isn't the case. Keller on the other hand, in being more forthright, proves to be more fair in his presentation of the alternative and thicke...more
Marianne
An apologetic response to the Christian faith. Great read. I would recommend this book to anyone who has doubts and questions regarding faith in an Almighty God.
John
Great book to know and distinguish how and why people follow the faith they are in now and a great tool to win people from other faith to the Christian faith.
Brooke
this book is very in-depth. Infact it lost me quite a few times. The ending of the book was the best part of the whole thing.
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Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and a leading strategist in evangelism and apologetics-oriented outreach. He is the primary author (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels) of the updated Becoming a Contagious Christian Training Course, through which more than a million people have learned to effectively and naturally communicate their faith to others. Mark’s newest book,...more
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