Can It Be True?: A Personal Pilgrimage Through Faith and Doubt

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“Faith that never asks the hard questions—and by implication never tackles some honest doubts—is often not genuine faith but an artificial imitation without a very deep foundation.”

During his many years as a missionary in the Middle East, Michael Wakely was forced to look straight into the dark face of doubt.

As he encountered the beliefs of other religions, struggled to find God’s guidance for his life, and saw the follies of fellow Christians, he began to question the ...

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Overview

“Faith that never asks the hard questions—and by implication never tackles some honest doubts—is often not genuine faith but an artificial imitation without a very deep foundation.”

During his many years as a missionary in the Middle East, Michael Wakely was forced to look straight into the dark face of doubt.

As he encountered the beliefs of other religions, struggled to find God’s guidance for his life, and saw the follies of fellow Christians, he began to question the trustworthiness of Scripture and the veracity of his faith. He often wondered, can it be true?

Looking back over his Christian experience, Wakely can honestly say that he has no regrets about his doubts and questions. In fact he’d argue that it is crucial to ask the hard questions and discover the truth—before doubt turns into unbelief.

So for if you are wondering if the claims of Christianity can be true, come and search with Wakely for the genuine answers to your honest questions.

“For those like myself who also struggle with doubt, this book is a huge help and blessing.”

—George Verwer from the foreword

Michael Wakely is an international mission leader with Operation Mobilization. He now has his base in London, England, but continues to travel extensively in Pakistan and elsewhere in the Muslim world.

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"During his many years as a missionary in the Middle East, Michael Wakely was forded to look straight into the dark face of doubt. As he encountered the beliefs of other religions, struggled to find guidance for his life, and saw the follies of fellow Christians, he began to question the trustworthiness of Scripture and the veracity of his faith. He often wondered, Can it be true? Looking back over his Christian experience, Wakely can honestly say that he has no regrets about his doubts and questions. In fact, he would argue that it is crucial to ask the hard questions and discover the truth-before doubt turns into unbelief. So if you are wondering if the claims of Christianity are true, search with Wakely for the genuine answers to honest questions."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780825439445
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Wakely is an international mission leader with Operation Mobilization. He now makes his base in London, England, but continues to travel extensively in Pakistan and elsewhere in the Muslim world.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction: What's the point? 8
1 Faith in Context: Mosquitoes in the living-room 11
2 Cerebral Faith: The cost of thinking too much 17
3 Where on Earth is God? Is religion relevant? 27
4 Finding Your Way: Has God really spoken? 40
5 So Many Books: What's so special about the Bible? 51
6 Making Sense of the Book: How can it possibly be true? 64
7 Why Jesus? Peering into the fog 77
8 Only One Way: Don't all roads lead to heaven? 91
9 Sums That Don't Add Up: Can this be the Bride of Christ? 103
10 Over the Top: Christian dishonesty 113
11 The World of Make-Believe: Christian fantasy 125
12 An Unfair World: Is God biased? 134
13 Does God Care? Statistics to shame us 146
14 Signs and Wonders: Power for living? 156
15 Unanswered Prayer: The indifference of God 171
16 A World in Pain: The dilemma of suffering 179
17 Is That All? The end of the beginning 193
18 Drawing in the Net: Still wondering 203
Where Do We Go from Here? Read on ... 210
Notes 216
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