Through Fear to Faith: A Spiritual Journeyby Thomas Cowan Starnes
Through Fear to Faith tracks the author's faith journey from growing up years in a fundamentalist church, graduating from that church's college and seminary, and then making the painful decision to leave that church which had "saved" not only his drunken father, but their dysfunctional family as well. Since success rates for so called "geographical cures" aren't all that high, just becoming a Methodist minister didn't satisfy all his heart's needs. Finding a faith of his own - one that he could preach with integrity - took years of struggle; struggle that led him to therapists' offices and into Alcoholics' Anonymous meetings in church basements.
Through Fear to Faith is, largely, a paean to the church - its music, its rituals, its traditions - and a promise that there is a faith to be found, if, with all our hearts, we truly seek it.
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