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In Search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty, Goodness and Heart of Christianity

by Jim Belcher

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Overview

Why bother with the Christian faith? In the post-Christian world, doubt and skepticism come naturally to us. Many have given up on faith of any kind, finding it shallow and unsatisfying. But still we yearn for more. We hope for our children's futures. We long for lives that are meaningful, even eternal. Grappling with his own questions, Jim Belcher set out on a quest to see how the Christian faith faces the challenges of the modern world and answers the cries of the human soul. Seeking renewal after a draining season of life, he and his family spent a year traveling through Europe, exploring the faith that has shaped civilizations throughout the centuries. They rediscovered key figures, places and events in the history of Christianity, from C. S. Lewis's life at Oxford to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's death in a concentration camp. Through the experiences of William Wilberforce, Vincent Van Gogh, Corrie ten Boom and others, Belcher saw glimpses of insight, beauty and courage that transcended human limitations. He found himself surprised by joy and compelled by faith. Whether you are giving up on Christianity or encountering it for the first time, you are invited to come along on this pilgrimage. Even if you are unsure of the destination, the journey itself may take you far deeper than you could ever imagine.

Details

  • Title: In Search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty, Goodness and Heart of Christianity
  • Author: Jim Belcher
  • Genre:  Christian Living
  • Publisher: IVP

Author Information

  • Dr. Jim Belcher (PhD, Georgetown; MA, Fuller) is president of Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California and former associate professor of practical theology at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His first book was the widely acclaimed and award-winning Deep Church: A Third Way beyond Emerging and Traditional (InterVarsity Press, 2009).

    Dr. Belcher is the former founding and lead pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California, where he served from 2000–2010, and led a period of steady growth. He was the cofounder of the Restoring Community Conference: Integrating Social Interaction, Sacred Space and Beauty in the 21st Century, a conference for city officials, planners, builders, and architects. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children and live in southern Florida.

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