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A Curious Faith: The Questions God Asks, We Ask, and We Wish Someone Would Ask Us

A Curious Faith: The Questions God Asks, We Ask, and We Wish Someone Would Ask Us

by Lore Ferguson Wilbert, Seth Haines

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Overview

God created us to be curious. We innately wonder about the world, one another, ourselves, and our Creator. But fear of the unknown, cultural taboos, technology, or even church leaders can smother our curiosity.

Popular writer Lore Ferguson Wilbert has belonged to Christian communities that discouraged curiosity. The point of the Christian life was to have the right answers, and asking questions reflected a wavering faith. But Wilbert came to discover that the Bible is a permission slip to anyone who wants to ask questions.

Reflecting her own theological trajectory toward a more contemplative, expansive faith, Wilbert invites readers to foster curiosity as a spiritual habit. This book explores questions God asks us, questions we ask God, and questions we ask each other. Christianity is not about knowing good answers, says Wilbert, but about asking good questions--ones that foster deeper intimacy with God and others.

A Curious Faith invites readers to go beyond pat answers and embrace curiosity, rather than certainty, as a hallmark of authentic faith. Foreword by Seth Haines.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493437573
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Lore Ferguson Wilbert is the founder of Sayable.net and the author of Handle with Care, winner of a 2021 Christianity Today Book Award. She has written for Christianity Today, Fathom magazine, and She Reads Truth and served as general editor of B&H's Read and Reflect with the Classics. Wilbert reaches an audience of more than 40,000 through email and social media. She is currently pursuing an MA in Christian spiritual formation and leadership from Friends University and lives in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Seth Haines
Part 1. Questions God Asks: Living Curiously
1. Live the Questions
2. Where Are You? Genesis 3
3. Who Told You That? Genesis 3
4. What Have You Done? Genesis 3
5. Where Are You Going? Genesis 16
6. What Is Your Name? Genesis 32
7. What Is in Your Hand? Exodus 4
8. What Are You Doing Here? 1 Kings 19
9. Where Were You When I Created All This? Job 38-39
10. Will You Correct Me? Job 40
11. Whom Shall I Send? Isaiah 6
12. Is It Right for You to Be Angry? Jonah 4
Part 2. Questions We Ask God: Listening Curiously
13. Why Was I Born? Jeremiah 20
14. Why So Downcast? Psalm 42
15. How Can I Be Right with You? Job 25 
16. Where Are You? Isaiah 63
17. Why Do You Hide from Me? Psalm 44
18. How Long, Lord? Psalm 13
19. Where Can I Go? Psalm 139
20. Why Do You Make Me Look at Injustice? Habakkuk 1
Part 3. Questions We Wish Someone Would Ask Us: Loving Curiously
21. What Are You Looking For? John 1
22. Do You Want to Be Well? John 5
23. Where Is Your Faith? Luke 8
24. Who Condemns You? John 8
25. Are You Not More Valuable? Matthew 6
26. Do You Believe I Am Able to Do This? Matthew 9
27. Who Do You Say I Am? Matthew 16
28. Can't You Wait with Me? Mark 14
29. Why Have You Forsaken Me? Mark 15
30. The Unasked Questions
31. Why Are You Crying and Who Are You Looking For? John 20
32. Do You Love Me? John 21

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