In Search of a Confident Faith: Overcoming Barriers to Trusting in God

By Guest Reviewer Zach Koehn, age 16

In Search of a Confident Faith: Overcoming Barriers to Trusting in God - Slightly Imperfect

In Search of a Confident Faith: Overcoming Barriers to Trusting in God

by J. P. Moreland and Klaus Issler

Publisher: IVP Books

ISBN: 0830834281

ISBN-13: 9780830834280

230 pages

List Price: $20.00

Many obstacles can get in the way of having a healthy Christian faith. Some of those obstacles are intellectual, but there are emotional, relational and experiential ones as well. Even theological problems can get in the way when the very nature of faith itself is misunderstood. J. P. Moreland and Klaus Issler team up in this book to clear away the barriers to faith by helping you gain a clear grasp of what faith is, identifying the various obstacles to it and providing guidance for growing in your trust in God through Jesus Christ.

I was really pleased with "In Search Of a Confident Faith." The authors dissect what faith is, separating it into different types using Biblical passages and original word meanings. Moreland and Issler rely heavily on Scripture to backup and validate their arguments, and their points are made even more interesting by the use of personal stories and the experiences of people close to them. I liked the fact that this book also relied on quotes from such greats as C.S. Lewis. “In Search of a Confident Faith” does tend to get a bit wordy at times (with long, sometimes complicated sentences), but all in all I would say that it is filled with great insight and encouragement, and is completely worth the time and the effort.