What Bothers Me Most about Christianity: Honest Reflections from an Open-Minded Christ Follower
New York Times bestselling author ed Gungor offers a provocative look at the questions that bother not only opponents of Christianity but dedicated believers as well. with candor and good will, Gungor joins the discussion generated by the multitude of atheistic books currently in the market and offers a thoughtful, reasonable response.
In What Bothers Me Most about Christianity, Pastor Ed Gungor owns up to the valid criticism that affronts Christianity. With his trademark sense of humor and unabashed honesty, Gungor explores the ten most troublesome aspects of Christianity, addressing questions such as:Why does a loving God allow evil to exist in His world? If the Christian church is so good, then why have so many horrible acts been committed in its name? Why was God so harsh to His children in the Old Testament?
Maintaining that having faith is not intellectual suicide and that mystery is an essential quality of the Christian belief, What Bothers Me Most about Christianity opens up the forum for amicable discussion between thinking people on both sides of the debate, from aggressive atheists to unswerving Christian believers. Gungor maintains that balancing faith and reason is indeed possible and that devoted Christ followers need not shy away from asking the tough questions. As he guides readers through these fundamental issues, they will find that their honest wrestling will actually bring them to a deeper, more mature understanding of faith.
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Review: What Bothers Me Most about Christianity: Honest Reflections from an Open-Minded Christ FollowerUser Review - Christianbook.com
What Bothers Me Most About Christianity by Ed Gungor is a valuable addition to the growing genre of books by staunch Christians discussing the hard parts of faith. Gungor translates his conversational tone as a pastor well into the medium of writing. Each chapter could easily be a sermon that parishioners would enjoy sitting through. He tackles some of the hardest questions Christians face as first they come to faith and then again through their faith journey: Why doesn't God just show himself? Why is the Christian faith so exclusive? What does a loving God allow evil in the world? These are questions that not just Christians struggle with, but the questions that anyone who wants to understand why Christianity is a relevant faith in today's post-modern world. Gungor begins each chapter by addressing exactly why the question bothers him and what the easy answer the world wansts to hear would be. Then he gets down into the hard work of pulling out Scripture to explain the questions that have haunted the faith for centuries. He answers each one believably and solidly, and while the answers may not always be easy, he is not afraid to face them and to encourage readers to face them as well. He also acknowledges that some questions just won't be answered this side of Heaven, and accepting that is a part of having faith. This well written book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand why Christians believe as we do or for Christians who still wonder just why God does some things the way He does.
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What Bothers Me Most About Christianity: Honest Reflections from an Open-Minded Christ Follower is a book that my brother, who has struggled with faith, really enjoyed. I am staying at his place for ... Read full review
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