Well written guide to the tough questions about God
Jun 13, 2009
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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