As Christians, we can encapsulate our faith with the thirty words set forth in John 3:16 of the Bible. That is why this verse is displayed in the end zone of televised football games and hung as banners from expressway overpasses. The message is clear and simple, yet we as Christians, those growing in Christian faith and those seeking what Christianity has to offer, cloud these simple words with all types of questions and doubts.
This book attempts to deal openly and honestly with questions we have that divide us rather than bring us together and into the outstretched hands of a loving God. I am not a pastor or theologian, nor have I had a near-death experience. I am just like you, somewhat ordinary and struggling to understand. Why do I find it difficult to be an evangelist? How do I deal with science? Is there a limit as to who will be in heaven? Catholic or Baptist, Methodist or Mormon, Jesus can be for all. Why is my relationship with God sometimes a roller-coaster ride? The eighteen chapters in this book deal with questions and issues like these. And while the descriptions I give and the answers I offer may not be cloaked in theological jargon, they are honest and poignant, offered by an ordinary person who has experienced the fantastic highs in life and the sting of tremendous loss. If it brings but one person to a closer relationship with God, then it will have been a success.