The End of Our Exploring: Questions, God, and the Confidence of Faith  -     By: Matthew Lee Anderson
Buy Item $10.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The End of Our Exploring: Questions, God, and the Confidence of Faith

Moody Publishers / 2013 / Paperback

$10.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $13.99
|
Save 21% ($3.00)
Buy 72 or more for $10.44 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW406522

Current Promotions
  • Others Also Purchased (5)

Product Description

We need not fear questions, but by the grace of God, we have the safety and security to rush headlong into them and find ourselves better for it on the other side.
Faith isn't the sort of thing that will endure as long as our eyes are closed. The opposite, in fact: Faith helps us see, and that means not shrinking from the ambiguities and the difficulties that provoke our most profound questions.
In our embrace of questioning, we must learn to question well. In our uncertainty, we must not give up the task of walking worthy of the calling that Christ has placed upon us. For we have not yet reached the end of our exploring.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 X 0.43 (inches)
ISBN: 0802406521
ISBN-13: 9780802406521
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Quotable Chesterton: The Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton - Slightly Imperfect
    The Quotable Chesterton: The Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton - Slightly Imperfect
    Thomas Nelson / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $3.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 75% ($12.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW552051DA
    Video
  2. Jesus Changes Everything: It's Time to Embrace God's Unconditional Love                            - Slightly Imperfect
    Jesus Changes Everything: It's Time to Embrace God's Unconditional Love - Slightly Imperfect
    Harvest House Publishers / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 77% ($10.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW948906DA
  3. The Truth About Grace - Slightly Imperfect
    The Truth About Grace - Slightly Imperfect
    John MacArthur
    Thomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $4.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 62% ($8.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW204120DA
  4. The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code
    The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code
    Dennis Prager
    Regnery Publishing / Hardcover
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW574172

Related Products

  1. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
    The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
    David Dark
    Zondervan / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 56% ($9.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW286189
  2. Know Doubt: The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith
    Know Doubt: The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/22/15.
    CBD Stock No: WW325031
  3. Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship
    Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship
    Lesslie Newbigin
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1995 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $15.00 Save 23% ($3.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW8565
  4. Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith
    Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith
    Alister E. McGrath
    InterVarsity Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 20% ($3.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW33528

Publisher's Description

A Note from the Author:

What does it mean to ask a question?

That's a funny way of putting it, isn't it? The answer seems perfectly obvious: people want information, so they make an inquiry. What else could a question mean, if it's more than that?

It's pretty popular these days to say that Christians ought to ask the hard questions.  And for good reason: it's true. There are challenges that deserve serious attention, questions that we should carefully consider. Faith isn't the sort of thing that will endure as long as our eyes are closed.  The opposite, in fact:  faith helps us see, and that means not shrinking from the ambiguities and the difficulties that provoke our most profound questions.

I'm a fan of questioning. My education was built on the notion not only that we need not fear questions, but that by the grace of God we have the safety and security to rush headlong into them and find ourselves better for it on the other side.

The past decade of my life I have continued that process of inquiry, exploration, and discovery. I can't claim to have always had the right disposition about my inquiries. (And all his friends and his spouse said "Amen!").  But I have never once quit caring about the learning, about the growth that is before us, and the questions that will lead us into it.

Which is why I want to look at questioning itself, to step back and examine how exploration and inquiry fits within the Christian life.

In our embrace of questioning, we must learn to question well. In our uncertainty, we must not give up the task of walking worthy of the calling which Christ has placed upon us.  For we have not yet reached the end of our exploring.

What does it mean to question well?  That's a good question.

-Matthew Lee Anderson

Author Bio

MATTHEW LEE ANDERSON is the Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy and is studying for an M.Phil. in Christian Ethics at Oxford University. He has explored the relationships between evangelicalism and politics and the generational shifts in evangelicalism. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith, in which he explores how Christian theology shapes our thinking about issues like human sexuality, tattoos, and death. His work has appeared at the Washington Post, CNN, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Relevant, The City, and various other places. He lives in Oxford with his wife.

Editorial Reviews

"Anderson cuts to the quick, avoiding scholarly detachment and academic jargon. A series of well-chosen examples allows him to probe why we are reluctant to engage questions, while at the same time illuminating how such questions can enrich faith. We need to do more to help Christians-especially those attending college-to internalize their faith, gain a proper confidence in its roots, and learn to express this in gracious responses to the questions they will inevitably encounter." - Alister McGrath, Christianity Today Book Review. September 2013 Issue.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search