Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What I Just Finished

From the Back Cover
Does having faith mean abandoning reason? It's easy to get that impression. Still, it seems reasonable that a supremely intelligent God would want you to use your God-given intellect on your spiritual journey as much as in any other aspect of your life. Faith may not stand on rational thinking alone, but a solid faith should walk hand in hand with intellectual integrity. Does it really matter what I believe? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Why are there so many religions? Do all paths lead to the same God? This book helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns you can't help but raise. A Search for What Makes Sense will help you think your way clearly and honestly to answers that satisfy because they're your answers---conclusions you've arrived at personally without manipulation, coercion, or game-playing. For faith to exist and grow it's got to make sense---good sense, carefully-thought-out sense. And chances are it does. FINDING FAITH The Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don't try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.


Ash said...

Sounds like an interesting book...did you like it?

Ok, I just finished "Plain Truth"...winding down to the last chapter and just when she'd lulled me into a nice complacent ending - BOOM...I wasn't expecting that at all.

But I really enjoyed it!

Stephanie said...

Yes, I did like it. I appreciated his honesty and respect for others. I really liked that he does his best to answer questions about God, but he never minds saying "I just don't know the answer to that one." I think that's refreshing.

About Plain Truth, Picoult seems to do that, doesn't she? It's aggravating, but it's also why I keep reading her.