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The Christian faith can be such a complicated thing. We are all raised with a set of beliefs and as we grow older we develop our own. We go through different things in our lives that might make us question a few beliefs that we never have before. We might start to wonder about other faiths and if what we believe is the truth or what living out that faith should really look like.
Over the last few years my faith has changed a little bit. I am trying to figure it all out. That is why when I saw the book, Faith Shift by Kathy Escobar, I knew I had to read it.
Hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers.
After years of participating in a comfortable faith tradition, many find themselves in a spiritual wilderness, feeling disillusioned with church, longing for more freedom and less religion in their lives.
If that describes you, you’re in good company. Countless men and women are in the middle of a shifting faith—and aren’t sure where to turn.
What if you discovered that losing beliefs doesn’t mean you have to lose your faith?
Pastor, friend, and spiritual director Kathy Escobar has journeyed with many who have experienced significant shifts in the faith they once considered unchangeable. Through their stories and her own, Kathy has discovered that growth and change are natural parts of life in our relationship with God.
Filled with honest stories and practical insights, Faith Shift gives language to what many experience as their faith evolves. With an inviting blend of vulnerability and hope, it addresses the losses that come with spiritual shifts and offers tangible practices for rebuilding a free and authentic faith after it unravels.
What feels like an ending can become a new beginning.
I knew this book would help me along my journey and I was very inspired by it. The author talks about her own struggles and how she came to be where she is today. I also loved how she included different stories from other people. This is very helpful because it allows you to see that you are not alone in your questioning or your thoughts about different things. There are also discussion questions in the back of each chapter so this would also make a really good book for study in a group.
If you are struggling or wondering what is next on your faith journey, you would get a lot out of this book. The author goes through the different steps of a faith shift and how to get through them. I also like that this book isn’t a “how to” book but more of a “I get it, this is what worked for me and others” type of book.