Surprised by Doubt

How Disillusionment Can Invite Us into a Deeper Faith

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Even those who live by faith sometimes doubt. Those doubts don't have to mean the end of Christian identity.

In Surprised by Doubt, Joshua Chatraw and Jack Carson help readers rediscover a deeper faith in the midst of a confusing world. They invite skeptics and doubters to explore the ancient faith for a new perspective on contemporary Christianity.

Chatraw and Carson build on C. S. Lewis's metaphor that envisions Christianity as a house with many rooms, suggesting that readers move beyond the cramped attic of reactionary versions of the faith to explore the larger, more ancient main floors of the house.

With pastoral care and intellectual rigor, Chatraw and Carson not only help Christians think through the issues confronting them. They also help readers engage their emotional journey of anxiety, fear, anger, and frustration. Readers will discover the wisdom of the past and ways to reimagine a life of faith alongside doubt.


The Authors

  1. Joshua D. Chatraw
    Neal Goodwin

    Joshua D. Chatraw

    Joshua D. Chatraw (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is executive director of the Center for Public Christianity, the theologian-in-residence at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, and the lead teacher for New City Fellows in Raleigh, North Carolina....

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  2. Jack Carson
    Nic Levasseur

    Jack Carson

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