The Thoughtful Guide to Faith Paperback
This book is for anyone who would like to take faith seriously but finds their intelligence getting in the way.
It outlines, in 37 short chapters, many of the objections raised to formal Christian religion, and suggests ways of dealing with them which do not compromise people's intellectual integrity.
It sometimes seems that religion is only for those who can switch their brains off, and so many bizarre things are said in the name of Christianity that it's hardly surprising if most thinking people want nothing to do with it.
The claim made here is that Christianity is far more about the way we live than the way we think, that faith can work for all of us, and that what we may or may not believe must never be allowed to get in the way of faith.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/12/2003
- Category: Christian theology
- ISBN: 9781903816684
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Review by Toastytoes
An astonishingly frank and refreshing assessment of current Christian religion (in UK), all the more so as it comes from a practicing Anglican vicar. It is militantly liberal, (he labels himself 'radical' though) and pulls no punches in criticising mindless allegiance and conservatism (he calls it 'stupidity'). Yet he comes across, not as aggressive, but as empathic and compassionate. The take-home message is that Christianity is (should be) first and foremost about love.