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You are not alone with your doubts. Sometimes we have intellectual questions about the plausibility of God. Other times we go through difficult life experiences that cause us to question our faith. Is God really real? Does he even care about us? How can we know? Christina Powell knows what it's like to grapple seriously with challenges to faith. A trained scientist and can ...more
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Published November 3rd 2014 by IVP Books (first published October 3rd 2014)
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Lee Harmon
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Question your doubts, says Powell. An interesting twist, isn’t it? Research on metacognition, the process of thinking about one’s own mental processes, shows that doubting your doubts can lead to more confidence, while second-guessing yourself can lead to immobilization.

Powell, a biomedical research scientist with a PhD in virology from Harvard, hardly sounds like a person who should question anything that passes through her brain. Yet, even with all her learning, she struggles with
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James
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Some people think faith is about swallowing Christian truth claims full-sale and never doubting again, ever. As the saying goes, "God said it, I believe it, that settles it). However when you become a Christian, you aren't really supposed to leave your brain in the front closet. We need our minds to help us think through problems, wrestle with ideas and to be able to discern truth properly. Faith and doubt work together to help us press into God's truth and experience al that God has in store fo ...more
Bob
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Summary: This book comes out of the world of academic research and proposes that the process of questioning our doubts as well as our faith builds bridges of understanding deepening both our exercise of reason and confidence in our faith.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges” –Isaac Newton.

Christina M. H. Powell grew up in Pittsburgh, a city of bridges spanning the hills and the three rivers that define the city. As a Christian inhabiting both the world of faith and science, she has/>“We
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Laura Klinkhamer
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
My favorite line, "The stars still shine on stormy nights in the city, even if they are obscured, just as God's ideals remain in the midst of human imperfections." Reminds me to accept imperfections in myself and others, but still keep the standards high.
Christina M. H. Powell
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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