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A book for Lent… Confronting Christianity

More of a thinking than a feeling book, Confronting Christianity offers, both Christian and sceptic, food for thought in Lent.

The book explores 12 questions that keep many people from considering the Christian faith. Look more closely, the book argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science and other potential roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best kept hope.

McLauglin has a PhD from Cambridge Uni and her writing has a thorough academic approach but her style is very engaging, with good stories and illustrations to help understand her thinking. Carrying intellectual rigour but without the dry, hard to read style is difficult to carry off but this book does.

A really good book to get your teeth into this Lent.

If you do read Confronting Christianity and you still have bit of time left in Lent why not have a look at the other side of the debate… Outgrowing God, by Richard Dawkins.