"Reasons to Believe"
I just finished this book a couple of days ago. It's the story about the author's travels across the country, trying to understand the Christian community in many of its forms (evangelical, fundamentalist, etc.). Being a former Christian, Marks struggles with the friendship of the community, yet at the same time certain aspects of the faith repulses him. This is an interesting book at time to see how the faithful view themselves and those who are not saved. He also spends some time going back in his own history to see how he grew up with his faith and subsequently lost it. However, it also felt hit-and-miss. Some material drew me in, and some didn't really do much for me. Overall, it was more hit than miss, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to see religion from the other side of the fence with a sympathetic view.
* Posted at 03.19.2009 09:50:31 PM CST | Link *