Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Tuesday Tome - Beyond Doubt (Belief)

Cheri and I are reading this book together as part of our morning coffee times. It's very thoughtful yet approachable. The title of the book (probably the publisher's marketing idea) is a bit misleading since the book really isn't as much about doubt as it is about how faith shapes the Christian's life. Beyond Belief would actually have been a much better title. That said, these short meditations have provoked many good conversations, most of which last longer than the time it took to read the meditation itself.

Beyond Doubt: Faith-Building Devotions on Questions Christians Ask
by Cornelius Plantina

Publisher's Description...
From the pen of award-winning author Cornelius Plantinga Jr. comes this book of flesh-and-blood Christian meditations with a theological spine.

Building on the success of two earlier editions and now splendidly updated, Beyond Doubt unpacks the deep truths of the Christian faith by raising basic questions like What is God like? Why pray? What is the shape of the godly life? If the Lord is with us, why do we suffer? How do we face death?

Plantinga addresses such questions through short, vivid meditations, all written in the graceful, polished prose that he is celebrated for. Thoughtful and challenging throughout, the meditations each start with a Bible verse and end with a brief edifying prayer.

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