My book on doubt is officially out. I’ll say more about it in the weeks ahead, but here’s why this book is different than anything else you’ve read on the subject.
1. I emphasize what you know, not what you don’t. Most books on doubt emphasize how hard it is to believe in God, Jesus, or the Bible. They are so sympathetic to doubt that when I’m done I sigh, “Well, I guess I can believe in God, but why would I?” Despite Doubt honestly grapples with the difficulty of believing in a postmodern world (there is a chapter on Hume, Kant, and Oprah), but it aims to encourage readers that they already know more than they think.
2. I correct the mistakes made by John Ortberg, Henry Blackaby, Bruce Wilkinson, and the majority of philosophers who claim that knowledge is the enemy of faith. Knowledge isn’t sufficient for faith, as even demons know some things and tremble, but faith can’t get started without it. If you commit to what you don’t know you’re going to lose your shirt. Just ask the victims of Bernie Madoff.
3. I address both objective and subjective doubts. The first half of the book examines what we know about God, Jesus, and Scripture, and the second half explains how we can know God’s will and gain assurance that we are saved. Must Christians demonstrate their faith by taking large risks, or does real faith pay cash?
4. Each chapter is short and easy to read, with a pleasant mix of Scripture, philosophy, apologetics, and pastoral application. I think it’s my best, and most important work yet. Please consider reading it, and sharing it with others. Use the coupon on the right to save when buying directly from the publisher.