5 books to help you lose your faith (and find it again).

After I posted this and this I got messages from a number of people asking for books to help them navigate through a changing faith. Here are five books that have helped me a lot as I rediscovered my faith and the church.

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Church. We cannot go on like this. 



When crudely bundled together into one patch-work organism, the UK church is in numerical decline. An article by Giles Fraser informed me today that within Anglicanism alone there are just shy of 16000 church communities, many with congregational numbers that just scrape into double figures. Add to that the countless other tributaries of this river-running-dry and I would imagine we are well over 40000 individual communities of faith.

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Things I want to stop saying 2 – Forget about your problems and focus on the Lord.

I should make a bit of a disclaimer at the start of this post. I haven’t actually said this in years but I still hear it from time to time at services or conferences. The person hosting the gathering will stand and say something like,

“It’s great to have you with us. Just as the band are getting ready let me invite you to leave you problems at the door and focus on the Lord.” Continue reading “Things I want to stop saying 2 – Forget about your problems and focus on the Lord.”