This candid and thoughtful book explores the discomfort of doubt among the faithful. Writing from his own struggle with faith and uncertainty, John Ortberg proposes that the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty, and considers how the right kind of doubt may actually deepen our faith and strengthen our relationship with God. Please Note:Know Doubt contains the same content as Faith & Doubt.
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Is it possible to be a thinking person and be completely free of doubt? To believe without question? Author and pastor John Ortberg explores the nature of doubt and finds that it is not only common but inevitable, and in some ways necessary. How do we have unshaken faith in a God who seems to sit idle as an earthquake kills thousands? How can we firmly believe in a God that lets children perish in war or from disease or hunger? Calling on his own faith (and doubt) and the observations of philosophers and theologians, Ortberg grapples with when doubt ad uncertainty are obstacles to faith, demonstrating what forms of doubt are damaging, and how we can open ourselves up to the gift of belief. He discusses the faith that hope delivers, a faith so strong and real that 'I can let go and trust that Jesus will catch me.'
John Ortberg is a pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; The Life You've Always Wanted; and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. Now that their children are grown, John and his wife Nancy enjoy surfing the Pacific to help care for their souls. SPANISH BIO: John Ortberg es el Pastor principal de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Menlo Park, en Menlo Park, California, con dependencias en Menlo Park, Mountain View y San Mateo. Ha escrito numerosas obras que han tenido una gran aceptacion, como La fe y la duda; El ser que quiero ser; Un amor mas alla de la razon; Cuando el juego termina, todo regresa a la caja; La mision fantasma; Dios esta mas cerca de lo que crees; Todos somos normales hasta que nos conocen; La vida que siempre has querido; Si quieres caminar sobre las aguas, tienes que salir de la barca; Vivamos divinamente la vida, y el plan de estudios multimedia Old Testament Challenge (con la colaboracion de Kevin Harney). John y su esposa Nancy tienen tres hijos.