Sunday, May 23, 2010
"O Me Of Little Faith"
I have been reading quite a few books lately, one of which is recently published and a preview copy from Zondervan, "O Me of Little Faith" by Jason Boyett.
Boyett discusses a topic rarely uttered within a church parking lot, let alone a small group Bible study or church service. He candidly talks about doubt.
Boyett describes being in second grade and saying "the Prayer". Which as he put it made him feel great about his eternal destiny-for about five months.
"I was going to heaven," Boyett wrote in his memoir. "Finally I could ride in the car without worry that an errant driver might sideswipe my soul into eternal fiery damnation."
But fear isn't enough to sustain a growing relationship with the Lord. Boyett writes about his journey of discovering he is not alone in his doubts. He is in good company, starting with some of the disciples, namely Peter and Thomas.
His candid look at what it is to doubt our faith in the face of trials helps readers who also struggle with wondering if God really exists.
In the end, this conversational book about the "True confessions of a spiritual weakling" encourages readers that they are not alone in their journey, especially when they find themselves feeling skeptical about their faith and offers hope that they are not alone in their doubts.