Why I Still Believe is a stirring story of hope for anyone who feels stuck in the tension between the beauty of God's story and the hideousness of human hypocrisy.
Why would anyone want to be a Christian when the church is filled with so much hypocrisy? Mary Jo Sharp shares her journey as a skeptical believer who still clings to a beautiful faith despite dealing with wounds from the Christian community.
In a time when de-conversion stories are common, this is an earnest response, the compelling conversion of an unlikely believer whose questions ultimately led her to irresistible hope. Sharp reveals her own struggle with the reality that God's people seem to give God's story a bad name, and takes careful consideration at how the current church often inadvertently creates atheists despite its life-giving message.
For everyone who feels the ever-present tension between the beauty of salvation and the dark side of human nature, Why I Still Believe is a candid and approachable case for believing in God even when you want to walk away. With fresh and thoughtful insights, this spiritual narrative offers relevant answers to challenging questions like:
- Isn't there too much pain and suffering to believe?
- Is it okay to have doubt?
- What if Jesus' story is a copy of another story?
- Is there any evidence for Jesus' resurrection?
- Does atheism explain the human experience better than Christianity can?
- How can the truth of Christianity matter when the behaviors of Christians are reprehensible?
Blending love and logic, Sharp re-frames the Gospel as it really is: the good news of redemption. With firmly grounded truths, Why I Still Believe is an affirming reminder that the hypocrisy of Christians can never negate the transforming grace and truth of Christ.