What Bothers Me Most about Christianity: Honest Reflections from an Open-Minded Christ Follower

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 2, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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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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Like many others who received this as part of the Early Reviewers, I thought I was going to receive a book with an honest, open discussion of the serious issues surrounding Christianity. Faith, the ... Read full review

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In What Bothers Me Most about Christianity, Evangelical American pastor Ed Gungor writes to an Evangelical American audience about what bothers him about his personal, at-present faith. Chapter-by ... Read full review

Contents

It bothers me that reason
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It bothers me that God allows evil
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It bothers me thatJesus is
75
It bothers
97
It bothers
123
It bothers me that
141
It bothers me that
161
It bothers me that the Christian
193
To Believe or Not to Believe
217
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About the author (2009)

Ed Gungor is a veteran pastor—currently pasturing the Sanctuary Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma--who has been deeply involved in the spiritual formation of others for over thirty-five years. He is the author of several books, including The Vow, Religiously Transmitted Diseases, and There Is More to the Secret, which landed on the New York Times bestsellers list. He is also a member of Springtime for Faith, a lay-driven initiative supported by the Vatican, and he travels around the U.S. and abroad speaking in churches, universities, and seminars. Ed and his wife Gail have been married thirty years.  They have four children and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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