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This book had me worried for a while I bought a copy after a friend sent me a link to this article when I told him about how I had uit believing in God and how isolating that experience had been Dr Tarico s article was incredible a warm and comforting affirmation that I was not nearly as alone as I had felt and I uickly decided to stop being afraid to come out on Goodreads and to buy this book and a few others there are details about my own faith story few others there are details about my own faith story my reviews of Leaving the Fold and Losing My Religion How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected if that helps you evaluate the usefulness of this review I wanted to spend time hearing from this woman who was so entle with people who left Christianity after our doubts overcame our faithBut for much of the beginning of this book it seems that Dr Tarico is oing to advocate a liberal Christianity where you take on the benefits of claiming to follow a Jesus who happens to share all of your values but you don t have to bear any of the responsibilities I Don T Have Much Interest t have much interest this particular faith path so I didn t know that I would finish the book and I was also disappointed in the simplicity with which Dr Tarico brought out many inconsistencies from the Bible that are not really convincing as contradictions when I was a Christian lawyering away proposed contradictions was one of my skills I ll et to that I stuck with the book through the first few chapters though and I m happy that I didDr Tarico s strength is in presenting a book that addresses large theoretical issues in a way that is intensely personal and relational By page 77 she has reached my favorite aspect of the book in which she addresses the idea that intelligent theologians have arrived at answers for all of the Biblical contradictions and concerns that people have raised over the millenia The answers don t work They don t work emotionally morally or intellectually The rest of Sorted topically and sprinkled with uotes and Bible verses Dr Tarico brings up various Christian beliefs and stances throws some light on any misconceptions clarifies bad theology and King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies gives uestioning Christians and freshly deconverted agnostics hope outside of biblical error Is the Bible the word of aod If you doubt that it is then TRUSTING DOUBT is for you I figured I would like this because just the title calls to uestion Evangelical Christianity But I didn t realize how tender it would be toward religion and individual beliefs in eneral Yes it is very critical of evangelical Chris. Most Evangelical Christians earnestly strive to worship the God of Love and Truth But a belief that the Bible is literally perfect puts them in the odd position of defending falsehood bigotry and even violence What do Evangelicals believe And how do these beliefs subvert humanity’s shared moral values including the compassionate ministry of Jes. Trusting DoubtRy is what inspires me Some statements that resonate with meThis struggle continues both for those who are bonded to Christian communities of faith and those who leave them behind For me uestioning and ultimately abandoning faith was neither an end point nor a beginning but simply part of the very same uest that once put Evangelical belief and worship at the center of my lifeI would rather live with unanswered uestions than unuestioned answersGradually turmoil ceases and wanderers discover that they have emerged into a reality that reuires no denial no contortion no into a reality that reuires no denial no contortion no patching of dikes to keep the seas of experience and reason from tearing through a hallowed netherlandI built my own walls around my faithbut I kept tunneling under and out carrying secret scary confusing discoveries back in with me until finally I ot to a place where I stood and looked back and the walls looked to me like a prison instead of a sanctuary If you d like thoughtful support while uestioning the beliefs you ve held since birth this compassionate ex Evangelical writer will both comfort and educate you Tarico presents a step by step examination of the most common beliefs and begins by respectfully pointing out that these were handed to you by sincere ancestors doing the best they could in a world that knew little of science and less of communication Crossing the swinging rope bridge from religious uarantees to a complex place less of communication Crossing the swinging rope bridge from religious uarantees to a complex place not a child like mind but a courageous adult one Maturation means foregoing contrived reassurances and daring to examine our inheritances Highly recommend this strong clear easy read Eleanor Cowan author of A History of a Pedophile s Wife Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer Her insights about the human mind and it s tendency toward religious belief her study of the historicity of the bible and Christianity her study of morality her study of the historicity of the bible and Christianity her study of morality universal ethics her encouragement towards free thinking curiosity and pursuit of truth without fear all come together in this book in a way that profoundly changed my life This book is one of my favorite all time books Tarico s life story Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story gives added weight to the challenge she makes to the often unchallenged claims religion makes All thinking persons would find her arguments compelling Terico examined the internal logic of Evangelicals and implications of literal interpretation of the Bible brilliantly researched and written evenently humorous at timesHelped me understand my friends whoAre staunch evangelicals and where ourDifferences lie Strengthened by own beliefs. Former “insider” Trusting Doubt offers alternative biblical explanations that are compatible with contemporary Christianity Gratefully Tarico’s uniue voice as a former Evangelical provides a scholarly yet accessible path away from faulty fundamentalism and toward Christian clarity a path based on logic love and the uest for spiritual truth.

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Tianity and the author ives well reasoned and complete justification for criticism She also oes into the history of the religion and the history complete justification for criticism She also oes into the history of the religion and the history the canonism She brings forward the idea that all oral traditions did not categorically make it into any religion much less Christianity itself But there is a lot to respect of people who truly believe and observe their own forms of ChristianityThe fact that there are inconsistencies in own forms of ChristianityThe fact that there are inconsistencies in final written word whichever version an individual accepts is a iven but overall Evangelical Christianity tries too hard to bridge aps which are essentially unbridgeableI think that my review is sort of disconnected and directionless but I really liked the book It took me awhile to read this book but it was a reat book and touched on many uestions and doubts that I have had since being born again back in October of 1986 At first I was flowing along with the fundamentalist views and read and studied the Bible faithfully But eventually I realized that I did not fit in and was always uestioning the validity of the Bible I and my sons did et shunned from a Baptist church that we were involved in and I was devastated that those who said they loved us could turn their backs on me and my sons As my oldest son said at the time they love you as long as you follow their beliefs they say they love you unconditionally and God loves you unconditionally but in realty their love IS conditionalI still believe in the Christ and that He did something profound on earth I now understand that the Bible is a spiritual book and may have some errors People use it as a weapon and it can be just as dangerous in the hands of unstable people as a un in the hands of a madmanI highly recomend this book to those who are doubting Note This is an updated and revised version of The Dark Side How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth published in 2006I read The Dark Side first followed by this book I highly recommend skipping over the earlier edition and just purchasingreading this one This book is neither directed nor intended for atheistsskeptics or committed Christians or their apologists It s clearly intended for those on the edge of their faith AND ARE HAVING DOUBTS THOUGH I are having doubts Though I not really learn much from this book I did very much enjoy the personal story of it I m always fascinated by the events that happen in life to make people lose their faith I was never religious so I never had the pleasure of experiencing this Tarico covers familiar territory for this Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi genre but her bravery in telling her sto. Us in the New Testament Trusting Doubt provides a clear picture of this variant of Christianity which has risen to political prominence and now threatens individual rights and collective stability Raised in a staunch fundamentalist family and educated at Wheaton College home of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelicalism Valerie Tarico speaks as