In I Want to Believe, Mel Lawrenz ignites a latent desire in all of us--the desire to believe in something bigger than ourselves. Lawrenz takes an honest dive into topics that are true areas of tension--doubt, 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 (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD, Marquette University) is senior pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He has a passion for the ministry of the Word in writing for effective outreach, is author or coauthor of several books, and has been developing a multidimensional media ministry network, which includes his radio interview program, Faith Conversations.