In a world of spiritual options, people constantly tell us what to believe. Yet, while we hear these pleas, we're already functioning with existing beliefs—even if they are beliefs by default. So how do we choose what to believe—especially in the area of faith? Do we need to choose? In Choosing Your Faith, Mark Mittelberg encourages us, as Socrates does, not to lead an unexamined life. He invites us to examine why we believe what we believe. This examination will resonate with Christians and seekers alike.
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Think about your day so far. This morning, you got up and, by faith, had breakfast, trusting that nobody in the house had laced your food with poison. You stopped at a coffee shop and somehow trusted those characters behind the counter (is that really a good idea?) not to put some kind of harmful or spoiled substance in your triple-shot, extra foam, grande latte. You got to work--maybe even took the elevator?--and sat in a chair, by faith, without testing it first to see if it was still strong enough to hold you up. You started your computer and typed in confidential information, even though you knew that the latest Internet virus could take that information and broadcast it to everyone in your address book. At lunch, you went out for a walk and paused to bend down and pat a stranger's dog, believing you wouldn't become one of the 4.7 million Americans bitten by a dog each year (of whom 1,008 have to go to the emergency room "every day"). Then, at the end of the workday, you aimed your car toward home and drove down the street, trusting-but-not-really-knowing that some sixteen-year-old NASCAR wannabe driver wouldn't be out drag-racing his friends, careening toward you at a high rate of speed.
No doubt about it--you live your life by faith every day, even in the mundane details. You may have what seem like good reasons for your faith, which is fine, but you could also be wrong about some of your conclusions. And some of those mistakes could be serious, even life-threatening.
Your beliefs--from your everyday beliefs to your beliefs about the ultimate purpose of life--are the source for how you live.
Many of us spend more time reading about which SUV we should buy or what clothes we should wear than we do on what beliefs we should hold.
Have you chosen your beliefs wisely?
In "Choosing Your Faith, " Mark Mittelberg helps you investigate the reasons why to believe--and why it matters so much.From the Back Cover:
How You Live.
HAVE YOU CHOSEN WISELY?
Do You Know
Why You Believe
What You Do?
Mark Mittelberg explores why our beliefs are so crucial for everyday life. Discover today the source of your beliefs and how to choose your beliefs wisely.
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