From following my blog here on Patheos you know that I don’t shy away from critiquing the parts of American Christianity that I find problematic. I’m comfortable with controversy, but I don’t speak out simply for the sake of debate. I care deeply about the legacy of our Christian faith. I care about you and your faith journey.
Over the past few years my Christian faith has undergone a transformation, moving beyond the fear-based fundamentalist religion I was raised with, to something broader, more inclusive, and centered on a loving God. It took a lot of work wrestling with the lies and distortions I came to believe—from what I believed about God’s character, to how I viewed myself, down to the things I believed about people who believed differently than me.
I’ve worked through a lot the last few years, and I chronicle the ups and downs in my book Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, which is on sale today. If Unafraid can help you in your own faith journey, then all of my struggles were worth it. With the publication of Unafraid I want to extend my hand to you, to take yours and walk alongside you as you shed the old fears that permeated your faith and taking on a new identity in Christ.
Unafraid not only tells my own story of growth and change, but also provides a message of hope and a clear roadmap for Christians who feel the life and vitality of their faith being suffocated amidst the fear and exclusion so prevalent in American Christianity. There’s a better, more authentic way to embrace the love of God and share it with everyone around us, a way that I hope will inspire you and leave you unafraid.
Get your copy of Unafraid today and please share your thoughts with me on social media! I can’t wait to begin this journey with you.
Reading your article helped me a lot and I agree with you. But I still have some doubts, can you clarify for me? I’ll keep an eye out for your answers.
There goes Pascal’s Wager.
But should the Christians still be afraid of not getting into heaven so that they can live forever?
I haven’t read the book.
I just started reading this book. So far I am really loving it.
It’s a great book. I’m devouring it. And the FB group are a friendly bunch too 🙂
I cannot wait to read “Unafraid.” We have similar journeys, you and I. And looking at the road ahead, my joy overflows knowing there are other Jesus followers out there who seek to truly follow Him regardless of the cost. I cannot begin to say thank you enough.