Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey

Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey

by Timothy Johnson, G. Timothy Johnson


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Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey by Timothy Johnson, G. Timothy Johnson

Named one of the 2004 Top Ten Religious Books by the Massachusetts Bible Society!

#8 on the New York Times Hardcover Advice Bestseller List! (June 14, 2004)

#7 on the Publishers Weekly Religion Hardcover Bestseller List (October 2004)

Do you wonder whether or not God is real?

Do you doubt that religion can be relevant?

Do you wish that faith were possible for you?

Don't shy away from your questions, says Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor for ABC News. He believes that's where God meets you—in the midst of honest grappling with heartfelt issues.

In this remarkable book, Dr. Johnson discloses his deeply personal journey of faith. With the same keen mind accustomed to medical and scientific examination, he investigates the plausibility of God's existence and explores the significance of the person of Jesus. Despite all the difficulties of faith, he explains what he believes and why. He writes,

"As a physician, I have committed my professional life to healing and wellness. But my public work is only a small part of who I really am—or rather, who I want to be. This book is, in a sense, 'the rest of the story.'

"For many people, religion provides answers to the big questions of life. For others, the absolute claims of religion raise more questions than they answer. I have lived on both sides—and in some senses, I still do. My path of faith has wandered through both doubt and belief, often at the same time.

"Doubt doesn't have to tear down belief, however; it can purify it. When it does, the beliefs on the other side become more certain. This is why I would like to affirm that it is possible to find God even while you are still asking the big questions."

Come join a fellow pilgrim on the journey. Ask your questions—and perhaps find God behind them.

This new paperback edition includes a new afterword and a study guide with questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830833474
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 506,267
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Timothy Johnson (M.D., M.P.H.) is well-known as the medical editor for ABC News. He has reported on health care issues for Good Morning America since 1975. He also provides on-air analysis of medical news for World News Tonight, Nightline and 20/20. Johnson holds joint positions in medicine at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

He is the founding editor of The Harvard Medical School Health Letter and coeditor of The Harvard Medical School Health Letter Book. He is the author of Dr. Timothy Johnson's OnCall Guide to Men's Health and coauthor with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop of Let's Talk. Having completed seminary before medical school, Johnson also serves as assisting minister of the Community Covenant Church in West Peabody, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsSection 1: Does God Exist?
1. Why Do the Questions Keep Coming?
2. Is the Universe an Accident?
3. How Did We Get Here?
4. Who Are We? Section 2: What Is God Like?
5. Why Bother with Religion and the Bible?
6. What Did Jesus Teach?
7. Who Was Jesus? Section 3: What Difference Does It Make?
8. How Should Faith Shape Our Lives?
9. Is God in Control?
10. Can We Bet on the Heart of God?
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