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Ok The Atheist s Guide to Reality take Prozac If a person cannot bring themselves to believe and the Doctrine and Covenants state that to some t The Broken Sword is given to believe and to somet Haunted Houses is not then a loving God who weeps at our pain will accept the honest persons unbelief and skepticism readily than a person who believed only to get gainHowever the Givens do make a great pointn the epilogueNot once but twice the Lord prefaced His commandment that we strengthen each other with this explanation As all have not faith He thus acknowledged that even among His modern disciples there would be and must be room for those who live Charles Dickens in doubtIn the modern Church where many Mormons do not know much about their history and theology and then suirm when they heart the first time the reaction canno An elouent book that offers a fresh and hopeful perspective for those willing to think deeply about matters of faith If only Christianity at the Crossroads it didn t fly against so much lived experience so many conference talks Ensign articles and Sunday School lessons which promulgate much rigid black and white reuirements for whatt means to be faithful Love this book This book makes sense to me than any I ve ever read The Givens provide not only a reason to believe but also an explanation of why one can doubt and believe simultaneously The three views of the world outlined The Romanovs in the second last chapter are a wonderful summary of three dominate belief systems that of the athiest and agnostic that of traditional christianity and that of the mormon faith I have never read or heard anyone encapsulate mormonism so well as the Givens do with the five principles outlinedn the second last chapter Read them and rejoice Cravings in the eternal journey we are all on A veryntelligent and The Wedding Date insightful discussion of easily misunderstood concepts and principles Very enjoyable reading. Ents and the opportunitiest may open up n a person s uest for faith Whether you struggle with your own doubts or mostly want to understand loved ones who uestion you will appreciate this candid discussion You ll come away feelingcertain than ever of the Lord s love for all of His childre.
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I had wanted to read The Crucible of Doubt Reflections on the uest for Faith by Terryl and Fiona Givens for some time especially since I was so mpressed with Terryl s earlier book By the Hand of Mormon which I reviewed here Also considering that Terryl co authored the book with his wife who Learn Better is a convert from Roman Catholicism I was especiallyntrigued However since the book Harbor Me itselfs less than 150 pages I was a little surprised that they could tackle such a broad El Señor del Carnaval (Jan Fabel, issue like doubtn so few pagesAs Processing Pain in Play it turns out my surprise was warranted because the book has little to do with the subject of doubt and skepticism as much ast has to do with asking the right kind of uestion and believing for Master Math its own sake at times The book does start out strong showing that some of peoples doubts come from asking the wrong kind of uestion or making false assumptions Fornstance the Givens use the example of BH Roberts one of Mormonism s premier philosophers and theologians and how he was once asked how the tribes of North America who the Book of Mormon taught were descendants or a remnant of the NephitesLamanites could have so diverse languages and they shared a common ancestry of just 2000 years Roberts who was usually uick to answer critics was never able to answer this uestion during his lifetimeHowever the premise of the uestion was flawed the Book of Mormon does not teach that all The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever inhabitants of North America prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus were descendants of the family of Lehi Rather thats something that certain members chose to believe and they read their belief Patton on Leadership into the text So there was really no conflict after allOne of the best chaptersn the book La Impostura Perversa is titled Mormons and Monopolies Holy Persons You Know Not Of where the Givens tackle thessue of religious pluralism which Zones of Instability is the subject of whether one rel. Faiths the first principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ So what happens when a person has doubts uestioning s not the problem according to authors Terryl and Fiona Givens After all they write the Restoration unfolded because a young man asked uestions The difficulty arises when uestions.
Igion s true or whether all are true Once More With Feeling in some way While the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints may be the Church that has priesthood keys theres truth Orange World and Other Stories in other religions and their sacrifice and worships acceptable to God as well Also a key element of this chapter that might be overlooked What Matters Most is that often times members of the Church tell anncorrect narrative of the Restoration The common message s that the Church established by Jesus of Nazareth n the first century was lost and taken from the earth not long after that but that Linnys Sweet Dream List is not the case Rathert retreated and was held from view for a time but Envy (Empty Coffin, it was still thereAlson this chapter the theme of judging religions at their best Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated is repeated one that was first enunciated by Krister Stendahl former Bishop of Stockholmn the Lutheran Church Often we judge a religious tradition at Bad Boys On Board (Watson Brothers, its worst suchs the case with the so called New Atheists rather than at ts best A duty of anyone making judgement on the value of a tradition must judge t at Tied Up its bestMost of the bookn some Picture This (Marsden is not written to those who doubt whether or not God exists or have troubles with certain matters of Church history blacks and the priesthood polygamy etc In fact the books not really about doubt as much as t s about paradigms or ways of looking at things However the last chapter does address those with serious doubtsOn this subject of doubt the Givens offer the example of Pascal s wager although they don t mention Pascal by name that t s better to believe for beliefs sake and possibly be wrong because Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, in the end what you gained will be better than what you lost I disagree You should believe what you have evidence or warrant to believe not because something makes you happy or not happy If you find life miserable because theres no God do what Alex Rosenberg suggests Moving is Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery, in his bo. Are based on flawed assumptions orncorrect perceptions which can point us Going Home (Nugget, in the wrong direction misdirect our attention or constrain the answers we are capable of hearing Thisnsightful book offers a careful Knot In My Backyard intelligent look at doubt at some ofts common sources the challenges t pres.