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Examine Your Faith!: Finding Truth in a World of Lies
     

Examine Your Faith!: Finding Truth in a World of Lies

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by Pamela Christian
 

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Most people believe that what we hold true in this life determines our eternal life. Doesn't that make being confident of what you believe the single most important matter?

With so many conflicting truth-claims, how can we discover what we need to confidently know?

Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in a World of Lies, will help you discover truth, meaning, and

Overview

Most people believe that what we hold true in this life determines our eternal life. Doesn't that make being confident of what you believe the single most important matter?

With so many conflicting truth-claims, how can we discover what we need to confidently know?

Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in a World of Lies, will help you discover truth, meaning, and purpose in life--now and into eternity.

* What is truth? Is it relative or absolute?
* Is truth personal or universal?
* What are the differences among the various religious faiths? Can they be blended?
* Are we creating a faith--a belief system--that is impotent by trying to accept all religions as equal?

Unless we intentionally examine what we believe and why, we could easily be deceived and not know it...

Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in a World of Lies is written to help you discover and confidently live in life-giving truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449799199
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
07/25/2013
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Meet the Author

For over twenty years, coast to coast, Pamela Christian has been helping people in matters of faith. Ministry for Pam began as Teaching Director for Community Bible Study, followed by speaking at retreats and conferences where invited, coast to coast.
Adding to her ministry included hosting live Christian talk-radio in two major markets, work in commercial television and writing and publishing.
Pamela earned a certificate in apologetics from Biola University and is a member of the International Society of Women in Apologetics and Christian Women in Media.
All of Pamela's work is to compassionately help people discover and live in the same life-giving truth that she has been blessed to find.
Her fervent interests are faith, family, friends and food, so it is not unusual to find her planning gatherings and cooking to bring all her passions together.
She and her husband live in Orange County, CA, with their two grown children and families living nearby.

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Examine Your Faith!: Finding Truth in a World of Lies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
ShannonFinleyLamb More than 1 year ago
Being new in my walk with God and living the Christian life, I thought this was a great tool to have in my tool box. I had no idea what the different religions actually believe in and how they worshiped. This book is a great place for someone to leave a little about them all in one place. I have several pages highlighted and keep it handy when my kids have questions that I need to reference. I have also recommended this book to others that want to know the differences. I look forward to the next book in the series and will be purchasing it for sure. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your book and give my opinion. I would recommend this book to anyone in search of answers. I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though I was not a religion major or minor in college I have had enough courses, seminars and book readings to feel fairly comfortable in my Christian education. However, when it came to Christian apologetics I admit I found myself either overwhelmed or bored. This is largely due to the fact that books utilizing apologetics are usually written as though they are for seminary students and people already serving in Christian leadership roles. One reason C. S. Lewis remains so popular is that he could delve into the deepest line of Christian thought and the reader would find it understandable and take something away from it. We need more writers like that and we have one in Pamela Christian. When sent this book I was very pleased to find it both heavily into issues we face today and examines a belief that has become too prevalent—the belief that all roads go to the same God and Heaven. There are many churches taking this line today and sadly, in many cases, it has caused a loss of church membership. It is no wonder that there is an increase in home churches, with people wanting to go back to worship as described in the book of Acts. In a very down to earth style Pamela Christian first goes into her own story and background. A good teaching concept used by many of your best classroom professors. Her approach is humble and loving and you get the feeling that she truly wants you to learn from her own experiences. She does not want you to think she is the authority on all things, but asks you to look at the evidence of history, archeology, religious writings and more to see what we can know about the many issues we face today. We do have spiritual warfare in our world and very much so in our nation. Equipped with accurate knowledge as the author seemingly earnestly desires people to be, is tantamount to putting on the full armor of God as Paul would say, (Eph 5:10-18). The author then examines various popular faiths, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Secular beliefs, Islam and Christianity. In looking at these the reader will see how some ideas contrary to Christianity, have crept into many of our churches. For example there is an embrace of Buddhism even by some who profess to be Christian. You may also be surprised to find that Hinduism has encouraged the idea that evolution will lead us to perfection someday without the need of accepting Jesus Christ. In the secular line there is the New Age movement which has already split many denominations. Secular humanism has crept into our nation and has also been accepted by too many Christians. Another thought is that we do not have to take the Bible literally—we do not have to accept the stories in the Old Testament or all that is written in the Gospels. The third section is most appealing of all as here we look at the origin and expansion of Christianity—deciding truth as she calls it. Here again she goes into some differences between various faiths and then takes a careful look at how Jesus is distinct. She traces prophesies about Jesus and goes through his whole story from birth to his ministry, crucifixion and resurrection. Like C. S. Lewis she examines the logic of specific old stories that Christians have grown up with and shows how objective verifiable evidence proves them true and that they have great meaning for today. The importance of belief and faith are paramount in her reasoning and the intellectually honest reader will agree. A great deal of research went into this book and while 212 pages may not seem a lot, there is a great deal of meat in this book.
Diana0 More than 1 year ago
Examine your Faith By: Pamela Christian I think we need to examine ourselves daily. How strong is your faith? Well I don’t know about others but there are times in my life I’m not sure my faith is that strong. But I think that happens to everyone. I think if we can keep our confidence built up that will help a lot. Knowing we can do it what ever may be will help keep our faith up. I feel like she puts her own life actions into this book but she also shows us to use our own thoughts to get where we need to be. I liked the endnotes at the end of the book to look up to further your research. I try to just concentrate on God and keep myself in the right frame of mind where I need to be. Would be a good group study.
Cheri-Fields More than 1 year ago
A convenient, family resource for introducing world religions and the specialness of Christianity. This book systematically introduces us to our basic need to believe in something, then explores where our faith can find a true and trustworthy resting place. After briefly sharing her own faith journey (ending in the Bible and Jesus Christ), Mrs. Christian takes us through a course in major world religions. Next introducing us to people who were dissatisfied with each example given, leading them to Jesus Christ. The last section of the book presents reasons we can trust our fate to the God of the Bible. Pamela Christian’s treatment of the other major beliefs (including Secular Humanism) came across as even handed, but didn’t make them seem more appealing than Jesus. I especially enjoyed the section devoted to the answers various religions give life’s Big Questions: for example, on the Question Of Evil. The book gives a short overview of major religions take on evil (does it even exist?) and then gives the Christian position. A few things she put in I would adjust slightly (the creation didn’t become “sin” when Adam ate the fruit, it became corrupted by sin), but the overarching reasoning is clear and orthodox. The last section covers many Biblical and extrabiblical proofs for the Scripture’s trustworthiness. Several topics are covered in some detail providing a good primer for people starting out on a Biblical apologetics journey. I wish she hadn’t been quite so dogmatic about several of the fulfilled prophecies. That they were fulfilled is beyond question, but the precise dates she gives (such as for the crucifixion) are falsifiable in a way I don’t think she intended. Why expose people to danger if they hear the information they were told isn’t actually true and have their faith unnecessarily shaken? All in all, Examine Your Faith is a straightforward, easy to use family resource for worldview and apologetics. It would be safe to hand the book to a young person as soon as they are ready to look beyond their own upbringing (reading level 12 and up). Better yet would be to read and discuss things as a family. Disclaimer: I received a free PDF copy of this book to review. The views are entirely my own.
EbethTowns More than 1 year ago
Study to show thyself approved. That’s biblical. That is also commonsense advice, right? In Pamela Christian’s book Examine Your Faith: Finding Truth In A World of Lies the author examines what it means to purposely seek to understand why you practice faith in your way, where you learned to do it that way, and what you understand about faith empirically and/or theoretically. This is the way we should approach our faith - once we become old enough to stand on our own beliefs. Every person should know what they stand for, so that we don’t fall for any and everything. This book is one that should be on the shelf of the library of every faithful person in the world. It should be recommended to all students of any religion. It is not for you to find the answers to the questions presented within the covers, but to find the reason to search within yourself and with every possible tool available, especially your faith, to answer the questions - personally. In one section, the author examines various organized religions, including disciplines and methodologies. This section presented me with a few important reminders: 1. Having faith is good, and continued study is the only way for faith to grow. 2. Living according to the very tenets of your faith means knowing those tenets. 3. As humans we are apt to prescribe our social norms and irregularities to a system and label it ‘faith’, then apply it to a group of people and call them ‘congregants’. Another area of Examine Your Faith talks about the how, when and why of practicing faith. When do people practice faith and how do they do that? Is it a constant or a sometimes practice? There is so much of value in this section of the book. I’m personally one whose intention it is to practice my faith as a way of life. It was interesting for me to consider so much more about what it means to examine my choices and how I fulfill them. This is not a book you read and walk away from. This is a book you keep and return to, study as an individual; study with a group. This is a book you gift to others and talk about when you have discussions. I definitely recommend it for anyone who wants faith, has faith, is questioning faith, or has lost faith. I think that covers the gamut!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Examining your Faith Finding  Truth in a World Of Lies By Pamela Christian   Exceptionally Thought Provoking ! I never imaged how little I knew about the foundation of my faith until I read this book. To actually examine what you believe is difficult especially when confronted with other religions claiming to be real. This book shares what some religious schools of thought are and their belief system. The idea of being ignorant about our faith among Christians has led to a huge gap in understanding what we believe and why we believe. Pamela has done a splendid job here exposing the misconception to the misled.  Truth is the emphasis and it is expertly delivered in this book.This is a book to read again and again. A great reference ! Easy to read! I recommend it highly.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Discovering Christian Truth In this in-depth and academic study Pamela Christian shares her personal journey to truth-based faith. As churches have evolved over the years many Christians have sought to mainstream their beliefs into what is within their comfort zones. Belief is not necessarily faith. This building of what feels good and believing that there are numerous paths leading to an end goal are faulty at best. Pamela's quest for truth is an education toward believing what is grounded in biblical principals, examining personal faith and beliefs, and tossing out the lies that surround us. Faith should be based on solid foundations with truth at its core.  The author takes us on a journey through her faith life, and coming to grips with what faith is and how it is defined. Many examples are listed to support the author's theories regarding faith and truth, and coming to grips with how to discover the one true path to Christianity and resultant eternity. Comparisons to world religions gives the reader examples of some of the misconceptions that exist regarding our faith walk, and how one can become ingratiated with untruths. My feelings regarding this book are that it should be digested in small doses in order to completely understand the premises that the author has defined. This is a study based on much research and education on the author's part. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the For Readers Only group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
DLiesner More than 1 year ago
Truth Seekers - Enter Here! This book is bound to become this generation’s go-to manual for truth-seekers of all backgrounds. Pamela Christian meticulously details her own journey to faith with C.S. Lewis type honesty and objectivity. A respectful explanation of the history and claims of major faiths leads to Pam’s conclusion that the all roads lead to heaven philosophy could not possibly or reasonably be true. After examining all claims and evidence, Pamela makes her confident faith commitment. Whether you are a millennial craving depth in faith, a believer unable to explain your faith, or are seeking to find faith and truth, this is the book for you. Pamela shares as though she were conversing with the reader. Appropriate depth of subject is explored in a manner easily understood by people from all walks of life. Student or professor – Examine Your Faith could be the most meaningful challenge of your life! I received a copy of this book to read and provide an honest evaluation.. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is the difference between belief and faith. Many people take their beliefs from various religions. Book notes why that is a problems and why we should be examining our personal faith. Is what we believe tradition or family has had? Do we believe because it is what we have been told by others? Did Mom and Dad say this is the way it is so you believed it? Or is it Biblical? Do not mistake this for something new this has always been a question but how many have taken the time to examine your faith. Personally recently I had to do alot of searching because I struggling with the answer. I am Still working on my faith but  after reading this book I has helped me confirm my faith!!!!!!!! Book has great information, easy to understand and gives personal testimonies from people of other religions. I recommend it to all. 
Calliegh0 More than 1 year ago
I am not a big reader of non-fiction books. The title of Pamela Christian's book, "Examine Your Faith!" drew me toward it. Not only does she present the various faiths but she has you actually examining your own beliefs. Pamela has a section where she examines the various religious faiths which people practice in the world. She tells of their "rules" and interpretation of the Bible. It was interesting because many times we don't really understand how each religion is different. We are told by our "religion" what is right and what is wrong about each religion. However, without really studying the truth of the religion, how can we really know what they believe. How do we know that the religion we chose is correct for us? Even in our world today for example, the Baptist faith has many variations. Who are we to really say they are wrong? The other part of the book deals with our own religious beliefs. Whey do we practice the religion we have choosen? Was it by family allegiance? Was it by choice? How did we come to know God? Were we led by our parents, grandparents, pastors, priests, etc? Or did we really take the time to read the Bible on our own and come to know God through the Bible? A very interesting read. I was given this book by TBCN in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Examine Your Faith!  Finding Truth in a World of Lies, Pamela Christian delivers a thoughtful message of truth and faith.  Through her own personal crisis of faith, she takes the reader along her journey to find religious truth.This book will appeal to those who seek religious truth, and to those who are looking for facts to support their own beliefs.  Pamela Christian writes the facts in a clear and concise manner.  With warmth and confidence, she leads the reader through history, up to current beliefs, revealing the lies some are so eager to embrace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pam Christian writes truth. Then she covers truth in love, logic, and lively conversation and stories. Examine Your Faith is a page turner which will help you not only examine your own deepest beliefs but  give you the motivation to share your faith with others. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speaking My Language: LOVE... When sharing the misinformation presented by other religions, we must always be motivated by love and truth. This examination is presented in a way that I can absorb and speak back to those in my sphere of influence who need to know the lies being spread as truth. Ultimately, their eternal destination depends on them hearing the truth spoken in love. This is such a great explanation and I will be better at sharing my faith as a result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Christian needs to know the truths presented in this book. It is superbly written and leads the reader from one logical step to the next in building the case for Christianity using direct comparisons to the other major religions of the world. It presents a wonderful panoramic view of all manners of faith and provides a solid foundation on which to defend our own faith in Christ Jesus. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. - Loren Brown, Instructor of Law at University of Houston-Downtown
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in A World of Lies author Pamela Christian takes the reader on a journey through a history of six main religions helping provide answers to questions many people have about these systems of faith.  For Christians this book will build confidence in God and strengthen their faith in Christ. For those honestly seeking truth this book will reveal it to you.  - Thomas Hogan, Minister