Thursday, June 21, 2012

Book Review: Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley

Faith and Other Flat Tires:
Searching for God on the rough road of doubt
by:  Andrea Palpant Dilley

About the Book:
 At age twenty-one, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At twenty-three, she left the church and went searching for refuge in the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?

My Review:
This is one woman's journey of spiritual living and learning.  It's about loosing and finding faith and it is a real story.  Andrea Palpant Dilley is the child of a missionary family and was raised in the church, but from her teens years on Andrea's life took a different turn and she begins to travel on the road of doubt and question. She asks some really great questions too but in the end she makes a return.  This is her story full of conversations and even some photos, but it isn't a preachy story, there aren't a ton of scriptures or bible quotes, she just tells it how it was for her. 

*I received this book compliments of Handlebar Marketing for purposes of this review, however all opinions are my own.

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