A Search for the Spiritual

Exploring Real Christianity

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James Emery White takes the unchurched reader through a thought process that leads to an understanding of the essentials of Christianity. Urging the reader to keep an open mind, White masterfully negotiates the scientific and behavioral evidences for God's existence. The author guides the seeker through an exploration of the fundamentals of Christianity, including:



Mature Christians, pastors, and church leaders who long to reach out to their unchurched friends and relatives will find this nonthreatening book the perfect vehicle to communicate their faith. Those seeking meaning and purpose in their lives will find a spiritual road map, with signs along the way pointing them to a deep, authentic relationship with God.






"A practical roadmap that will help any serious spiritual seeker in his or her quest for ultimate reality. Read it--and then give it to someone else who is on the journey!"--Mark Mittelberg, coauthor, Becoming a Contagious Christian; executive vice president, Willow Creek Association

"I wish this book had been around when I was an atheist and started to seek God. It's a no-nonsense, practical, insightful guide that will help all seekers in their quest for spiritual truth. If you're investigating whether there's any substance to the Christian faith, you must read this important book."--Lee Strobel, Willow Creek Community Church and author of The Case for Christ

"This book makes the basics of Christianity accessible to those who need it most--seekers. If you've been looking for a book to put into someone's hands who is searching, this is it."--Bill Hybels, senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

"For anyone seriously seeking to explore the claims of Chrisitanity, A Search for the Spiritual is must reading. This first rate presentation offers a faithful, refreshing, and insightful look at the essence of the Chrisitan faith with striking clarity in line with C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity."--David S. Dockery, president, Union University

"A Search for the Spiritual is a well-crafted, down-to-earth address to all who are seriously searching for answers to some of the real basic issues of life. It is also a great read for those who wish to know how to give explanations for their faith in terms that can be understood and in words that are meaningful to our culture."--Walter C. Kaiser Jr., president, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The Author

  1. James Emery White

    James Emery White

    James Emery White, PhD, is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, a suburban megachurch in Charlotte, North Carolina, often cited as one of the fastest-growing church starts in the United States. Former president of Gordon-Conwell...

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"A book that is helpful for those who are truly spiritual seekers. . . . There is so much practical help and guidance for any who desire to 'draw in the net' and 'bring in the fish.' The colorful illustrations will arrest the reader's attention and the scientific information will astound. Readers will frequently return to this book, which will take true seekers on a thorough exploration of authentic Christianity. It will answer many intellectual questions people often raise but for which they usually receive only naive explanations. But the book is also good for those who are searching for a guidebook with substance that can be used to approach agnostic friends."--Alliance Life (September 1, 1999)

"This book is not a high-pressure sales pitch for Christianity. But it does examine questions carefully and thoughtfully, urging people to decide the validity of Christ's claims for themselves."--Living Light News (September/October 1999)