Monday, April 03, 2006

Growing One's Faith...A Mountain Top Experience

Just got home from church where our men's book study group had the pleasure of reading, studying, and reviewing A Life of Search (excerpts) by D. Elton Trueblood (1900-1994). I am a Christian. But, I have a questioning faith, and Dr. Trueblood answered many of these questions concerning faith, which he explains must be a "Reasonable Faith".

Dr. Trueblood was a Quaker. While Quakers are known as "Friends" he preferred the name "Seekers". The book was dedicated "To Seekers Everywhere". The Prologue is titled Seek and You Will Find...

Dr. Trueblood has written a very readable little book, less than 100 pages, that is full of "pearls". If you start to underline or highlight things that grab you, you will run out of highlighter before you finish the little book.

Anyone who is interested in the least in reason & religion, Christianity, and philosophy will find this a meaningful read. To quote Dr. Trueblood, "Though reason alone may not enable persons to find God, it can do wonders in enabling them to surmount barriers to the achievement of an examined faith".

Topics presented in the five chapters are the following: (1) A Reasonable Faith for Today, (2) The Importance of Christ, (3) The Necessity of the Church, (4) A Wholistic Faith, and (5) The Future of Christianity.

If you have a couple of hours to expand your horizons, spend them with Dr. Trueblood. You will be glad you did.


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