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Good Questions: Answering Letters From the Edge of Doubt [Kindle Edition]

Thomas W. Shepherd D.Min.
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Drawn from the author's popular column in Unity Magazine, Good Questions gives informative and provocative answers to many of the most gut-wrenching questions people ask as they navigate life and the spiritual path. Dr. Tom doesn't hold back as he creatively engages with readers in answering their questions about personal tragedy, God, evil, religion, the Bible, prayer, healing, forgiveness and death. He also tackles questions about homosexuality, bigotry and violence. But his goal is to help his readers think more critically and spiritually about their lives. As he asserts, "Heart and head must work together, for disparaging either will condemn humanity to fanaticism or ignorance."

As a columnist, Dr. Tom has become known for getting to the heart of the matter with a surgical command of the facts, a disarming dose of humor and an unbridled passion for truth. He engages creatively with his readers, prompting them to think critically about their lives, their relationships and the Divine within.

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About the Author

Thomas Shepherd, D.Min., teaches systematic and metaphysical theology, church history and theological ethics at Unity Institute, the education arm of Unity School of Christianity headquartered at Unity Village, Mo. Best known for his popular column That's a Good Question in Unity Magazine, Shepherd is also host of an online radio talk show on Unity.FM called Let's Talk About It. His books include Friends in High Places and Glimpses of Truth.
An ordained Unity minister, Shepherd's first career was in the military, including a tour in Vietnam as a medical evacuation helicopter pilot. After Vietnam, he left the Army to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at the University of Idaho and a Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pa. He returned to active duty and completed 20 years of service as an Army chaplain.
In 2009 Shepherd received his Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo. He lives in Lee's Summit, Mo., with his wife, Carol-Jean.

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  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Unity Books; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CRLSC82
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good food for thought January 19, 2011
By George
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Thomas is an excellent writer who helps to clarify new age (thought) ideas. He is open and in my view probably one of the most honest theologians of our age. His questions and answers help clear up so much gray area that I had to purchase his other books currently available and Unity Magazine where he writes.
Good job, Thomas and just one question is left, when will your next book come out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars we all ask them February 18, 2012
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Good Questions: Answering Letters from the Edge of Doubt by Thomas W. Shepherd is a very thought-provoking and helpful book for Christians. It is the collection of letters "From the Edge of Doubt" which people from all over the world have written to ask for guidance from Thomas W. Shepherd, who is a minister of Divinity in the Unity Church Worldwide. The questions were addressed to Dr. Shepherd in his column in Unity Magazine. I found the questions to be ones most people ask in their search for faith, no matter what their denomination. His answers are both helpful and thought provoking, without taking any denominational bias and avoiding fundamentalist, automatic responses. This is a very good book and worth reading,
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