Item description for Audiobook-Audio CD-Faith And Doubt by John Ortberg...
Overview John Ortberg demonstrates how doubt is very much a part of faith and how uncertainty can lead to trust. ?The beliefs that really matter,? he writes, ?are the ones that guide our behavior.? We all hope, Ortberg writes, but we cannot hope without faith, and so we must not hope for something but someone?Jesus Christ.
Publishers Description What if the most important word is the one in the middle? We often think of doubt as the opposite of faith, but could it actually strengthen our relationship with God? According to John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor, the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty. In this refreshingly candid look at a life of faith, he traces the line between belief and unbelief: less a dividing line between hostile camps than a razor's edge that runs through every soul. His findings point us toward the relief of being totally honest. Questions can expand our understanding, uncertainty can lead to trust, and honest faith can produce outrageous hope. Written from Ortberg's own struggle with faith and doubt, this book will challenge, comfort, and inspire you with the truth that God wants all of us---including our doubts.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Running Time: 300.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.96" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310289815 ISBN13 9780310289814 UPC 025986289812
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More About John Ortberg
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
John Ortberg currently resides in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Audiobook-Audio CD-Faith And Doubt?
Great book! Feb 20, 2010
I am glad I bought this book! It is informative and really challenges you to think. It is logical and presents things from a new perspective. I would recommend it to anyone!
Faith and Doubt Nov 8, 2009
We used this book in Bible study and found it to be outstanding in the problems most people run into. The solutions offered are right on point and well written.
Filled with interesting, thought provoking information.... Jul 6, 2009
John Ortberg is very relatable and honest in this book. It is filled with personal stories and quotes from those who choose to believe and those who do not. I got this book on tape for a 21 year old that was having doubts about God and Faith. It is refreshing and affirming to hear that most people of even the strongest faith have doubts and it is because of the doubt that we can have a stronger faith.
More Depth Needed... Jun 7, 2009
"A mile wide and an inch deep..."
That would apply to this book: "A mile wide and an inch deep..." maybe two or three inches deep, but not anywhere near the depth it could be and should be.
But the last three chapters save the day...not enugh to make this a great book, but enough to put it in the "ought to read" category.
This is a good primer, a good starting point for those who are just beginning with the age-old--and ever critical issues--of faith and doubt. Just exactly what do we beleive? And why?
But, oh, there is a need for more depth...and less "cutesy" writing,
And remember the old saying, friends: "There is more faith in honest doubt than in all the creeds ever written or spoken...."
Also, "Seek and Ye Shall Find...(Ever wonder how Jesus knew to speak the King's English so well???) The problem is, too many of us are afraid or too lazy to seek, and many of us are afraid of what we wil find--something--some truth--that might be different from our preconceived opinions which we regard as fact or as "gospel."
Not a bad book, but it is only a starter.
"Seek and Ye Shall Find..."
As the author says, "Given the choice of truth or Jesus, take the truth...it leads you to Jesus.
An outstanding and honest musing on doubt May 18, 2009
I found this book an outstanding, honest, and often humorous musing on faith and doubt. Too often we think to be faithful means banishing all doubt. But, John Ortberg argues effectively that doubt can be useful, and does not need to remain hidden behind our public face. It is an easy read that would also work well in a small group setting.