Because I’m such an avid blogger and serious lover of books, publishers send me books to review and giveaway. Two of the books I received recently were similar in topic, O Me of Little Faith: True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling and The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church.
Both were compelling and had great messages that made me rethink faith, grace, and organized religion. See what you think, then leave a comment to win a copy of both books.
Themes and Takeaway from O Me of Little Faith
In his book Jason Boyett says: It’s not the end of the world to experience doubt as a Christian — even the really scary “does God even exist?” kind of doubt. Your faith can not only withstand doubt, but can even be strengthened by it. As a doubter, you are not alone.
Doubt is not the opposite of faith, but a necessary companion to faith. Faith and doubt can and should exist side-by-side. Doubt is no excuse for inaction or paralysis as a follower of Christ. The best response to doubt, as a Christian, is to continue to live out your religious faith — to take action — even if the following sometimes gets ahead of the belief.
Learn more about Jason at http://www.jasonboyett.com.
Insight from Naked Gospel Author
In Naked Gospel, Andrew Farley shares his heart: I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: “God, I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, and I still don’t feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can’t see any way out. Help me.”
The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.
Learn more about Andrew at http://www.TheNakedGospel.com.
HERE’S HOW TO WIN…
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