Reading Through a Crisis of Faith
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Many people happily make their way through the stages of spiritual development within a faith tradition until one day they hit a question or life situMany people happily make their way through the stages of spiritual development within a faith tradition until one day they hit a question or life situation that challenges everything they believe.
For Christians this is often one of the following: the scale of pain and suffering in the world; the contradictions in the Bible and biblical criticism; evolution and science; the role of women in the church; or some other crisis of faith.
Most of us admit the limitation of our tradition and either try to find a way to reconcile our questions with our faith, or we jettison our faith all together.
We look to books for solace. We find answers and want to share them. This is a place for us to do just that, to share the books that have helped us move beyond our limited faith perspective into a wider view of the world.
This is not a forum for apologetics, debates over theological chestnuts, or evangelism. If you are trying to convince us that your way is the best or only way, you are not welcome here.
This is a place of tolerance and sharing where everyone can discuss what they have learned during and after their crisis of faith. ...more