There are times is each of our spiritual lives when we are faced with doubts and uncertainties. Too often, however, we make the mistake of feeling guilty about these struggles and and at times become resentful that God does not simply step in to clear up our confusion. When we find ourselves in any of these predicaments, the only way out is to face our uncertainties about God. Formerly titled, Embracing the Mysterious God, James Emery White explores the doubts, confusions and the other uncertainties about God that all of us face. He directly tackles our toughest questions and helps to lead the way toward a renewed Christian faith.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 174 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0830833633 ISBN-13: 9780830833634 Availability: In Stock
Recipient of a 2004 Award of Merit from Christianity Today! (Originally published as Embracing the Mysterious God.) We give ourselves to God and then struggle profoundly with the relationship. We are drawn in and then want to flee in fear. We move from faith to doubt, trust to confusion, intimacy to a feeling of abandonment. Coming to faith is like falling in love. It can be a head-over-heels rush to the altar or a slow acceptance that slips into a heartfelt embrace. Either way, eventually romance crashes headlong into reality. Often we make things worse either by feeling guilty about our struggles with doubt or by trying to dismiss them as unimportant or insignificant. We may even become resentful that God does not simply step in to clear up our confusion. When we find ourselves in any of these predicaments, the only way out is to face our uncertainties about God--deliberately and directly. In Wrestling with God James Emery White explores these struggles we all face--struggles of heart, soul, mind and strength. And struggles to love our neighbors as ourselves. Here you will find your tough questions about God addressed. Better still, you will find the way to renewed faith.
James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also adjunct professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he previously served as the school's fourth president. Dr. White holds M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary, where he was awarded a Garrett Teaching Fellowship in both New Testament and theology. He has also done advanced university study at Vanderbilt University in American religious history, and continuing education at Oxford University in England. White is the author of over a dozen books, including such Gold Medallion nominees as and Book of the Year award-winner as well as and For White's blog and further resources visit www.churchandculture.org.