Stumbling Toward Faith: My Longing to Heal from the Evil That God Allowed


      Stumbling Toward Faith: My Longing to Heal from the Evil That God Allowed
This story of pain, healing, and growth provides insight into how postmodern pilgrims grasp for hope and faith despite frustration and disappointment This narrative theology aims to help Christian leaders relate the message of Christ to those who feel disenfranchised from the traditional Christian church Using personal experiences, humor, compelling stories, poetry, and her weblog, author Renee Altson helps readers understand those at the fringes of faith and what motivates them. Best Read Stumbling Toward Faith: My Longing to Heal from the Evil That God Allowed [ by ] Renee N. Altson [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

I am married, motherless, a mother I am iced cappucino and almond honey scones I am gregorian chants I am daffodils and irises and lilies and ivy I am chocolate covered espresso beans, patchouli oil and raspberry bubble bath I am dried flowers and vaulted ceilings, I am sandalwood incense and stubby white candles, I am a convertible with the top down in a thunder and lightning storm, I am Bach and Beethoven and the Unfinished Symphony I am actively seeking I am wanting to believe and yet afraid to I am doubt and belief, I am found and am lost I am done and undone, fragmented and whole.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Stumbling Toward Faith: My Longing to Heal from the Evil That God Allowed
  • Renee N. Altson
  • English
  • 02 May 2019
  • 0310257557

10 thoughts on “ Stumbling Toward Faith: My Longing to Heal from the Evil That God Allowed

  1. says:

    I heard an excerpt of this book at the church I ve been attending and was very intrigued So I ordered a copy and just finished reading it What an amazing story of redemption Altson is gut wrenchingly honest enough to tell about surviving her Baptist father s sexual abuse of her, but the story doesn t ultimately dwell there She also suffered a lot of religious abuse, and it s nothing short of a miracle this courageous woman has emerged with a deep passion and resolve to know God She doesn t I hea...

  2. says:

    There are no words to put here Read this.

  3. says:

    It s impossible to read this book without being enraged at the abuse that happens so often It was also impossible for me to read without realizing once again how systemically damaging abuse in the name o...

  4. says:

    Wow I am almost rendered speechless after reading this incredible, life changing work So honest, so real, so raw, so brave and humble This book is for everyone who has experienced pain or abuse and then reached out in faith only to be trampled and further abused by religion and the church This book is about the longing we all have to be loved and accepted with utter abandon This book is about the horrors the life brings that are inflicted and denied by those professing love and Jesus I Wow I am almost rendered speechless after reading this incredible, life changing work So honest, so real, so raw, so brave and humble This book is for everyone who has experienced pain or abuse and then reached out in faith only to be trampled and further abused by religion and the church This book is about the longing we all have to be loved and accepted with utter abandon This book is about the horrors the life brings that are inflicted and denied by those professing love and Jesus I on...

  5. says:

    This book is the story of how a young women that grew up in an abusive home processed through her abuse and became whole again It especially looks at her view of God and how her relationship with God gradually changed...

  6. says:

    I believe that all everyone needs to read this book It shows the struggle of trying to find God when a parent uses the same God to punish you I live this book and appreciate the writer for sharing her story.

  7. says:

    This was a hard book to read But I m thankful the author shared her story, and her questions Her honesty will likely bring comfort and encouragement to many.

  8. says:

    Phew Challenging read very intense and upsetting in places , but worth the struggle.

  9. says:

    Intense.

  10. says:

    Raw Bleeding from her very soul, these are the words of a young woman struggling to find a God Who loves her and cares that she is being abused by her father, in God s name She finds Him.

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