We sense, we feel, we think there's something bigger than ourselves. But which path should we take to reach it? Exploring alternative religions, Lawrenz takes you on an eye-opening journey through doubt, rebirth, faith, and action as he explores the essence of Christianity. His revealing insights will affirm your quest for belief in a confusing world. 256 pages, hardcover from Regal.
In I Want to Believe, Mel Lawrenz ignites a latent desire that is in readers alreadythe desire to believe in something bigger than themselves. Wanting to provide a new language for faith like readers found in Blue Like Jazz and Velvet Elvis, Lawrenz takes an honest dive into topics that are true areas of tensiondoubt, rebirth, faith and action and the essence of Christian faith. A fresh and engaging style draws readers into an unexpected conversation in which they receive concrete, concise descriptions of Christian faith in principle and in real life, and are shown contrasts with other faith alternatives. The chapters are skillful interweavings of narrative, illustration, and biblical reflection. Throughout the book, readers are assured that doubts are part of believing and that hardships in life do not contradict faith. For believers and seekers alike, I Want to Believe will fan the flame of faith and affirm the quest for believing.
MEL LAWRENZ (M. Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Ph.D., historical theology, Marquette University) has been a pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin for the past twenty-five years and is currently the senior pastor, succeeding Stuart Briscoe. Mel has a passion for the ministry of the Word in writing for effective outreach both nationally and internationally, is author or coauthor of seven books and has been developing a multidimensional media ministry network, which includes his radio interview program, Faith Conversations, through which he has had contact with many well-known Christian authors today.
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