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9780310325024

Skeptic's Guide to Faith, A

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  • ISBN13:

    9780310325024

  • ISBN10:

    0310325021

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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What on earth are you missing?In A SkepticÃs Guide to Faith, previously titled Rumors of Another World, Philip Yancey writes: Ã"I am where you are . . . an ordinary person trying to figure things out. I love, I experience beauty and pain, my friends die, I weep, I live. And as I live I try to figure out if there is a God, and what difference would that make . . . This book comes out of my own search and is written on behalf of those who live outside of beliefÃthat borderlands region between belief and unbelief.Ã-- How many times have you heard someone say, Ã"IÃm spiritual but not religious?Ã--Or perhaps youÃve had that thought yourself. For some people, religious faith seems to come easily, but for others it comes in a swirl of doubts and questions. In A SkepticÃs Guide to Faith, Philip Yancey confronts the questions head-on, from the stance of a skeptic. He asks, Ã"Is the visible world around us all there is?Ã-- and then examines the apparent contradictions. If this is GodÃs world, why doesnÃt it look more like it? Finally, the book considers how two worldsÃthe visible and invisibleÃmight affect our daily lives. Does faith really make a difference day to day?A SkepticÃs Guide to Faith reads like a conversation, inviting those skeptical of religion and turned off by the church to consider the possibility of an unseen world coexisting with our visible world.According to Yancey, Ã"A thin membrane of belief separates the natural from the supernatural.Ã--What makes it so hard for some of us to cross that membrane?Look inside to find out.

Author Biography

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written twelve Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Authorp. 9
What are we Missing?
Life in Partp. 13
A Tug between Two Worldsp. 27
Paying Attentionp. 43
God Loveth Adverbsp. 59
Designer Sexp. 73
Signs of Disorder
Out of Orderp. 99
A Word Unsaidp. 113
The Good Lifep. 127
The Gift of Guiltp. 141
Two Worlds
Why Believe?p. 161
Earth Mattersp. 179
Eyes of Faithp. 191
Practicing the Existence of Godp. 207
Stereoscopic Visionp. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Sourcesp. 247
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