I wish you knew when you were about to be completely rocked by something. It can be as simple as something you go and experience, a book you read, or a movie you watch. While sometimes a friend can recommend something to you from their own experience, often it doesn’t hit you the same way it hit them. My avenue for these types of things usually comes from reading. I come across a book every couple of years that totally challenges my views on something (you can see a few of my other ones at the end of this post) and causes me to change my attitudes and behaviors as a result. The book A Faith Not Worth Fighting For was completely that type of a book for me. Often times a book like this with a collection of essays from multiple authors feels disjointed and repetitive. Not so with this. I was amazed how the chapters seemed to tackle all of the questions I had going into this book and how well the authors painted a mural of perspective.
As I mentioned in this post a few weeks back, this book brought something to life that had been stirring inside me recently. What’s hard about this discussion is that there isn’t a clear landing point. Rather, it is an openness and willingness to explore options that are often less than popular. I would encourage you to continue the discussion if you feel God stirring the same thing inside of you right now. Admittedly, some of you will strongly disagree with the conclusions in this book.
There are so many powerful quotes from this book and I will include many of my favorites broken down by themes. You should probably give yourself some time to slowly read through these. And you should probably have your favorite drink handy too.