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O Me of Little Faith: True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling Paperback – May 1, 2010
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2) More likely than not, you have struggled at some point in time with the same questions he struggles with. It's the perfect book to help you feel like you're not alone in your doubting. If you haven't, you're not being honest with yourself - so you should go back to reason number 1 to read it.
3) This is a story of someone who grew up in the Southern Baptist tradition and learned along the way the value of learning from other denominations. No one denomination is 100% right. Jason pulls from rich liturgical traditions to help him when the simple answer of "Jesus saves" isn't enough to hold him up. At the same time, he embraces the power that exists behind charismatic traditions. I love the way he pulls things from various denominational traditions to help him discover what he believes. If you think you are 100% right in all you do and your denomination or traditions are better than others, revert back to number 1 for why you should read this book.
4) If you're in full-time paid ministry, there are many people that you encounter that struggle with the same kinds of questions Jason struggles with. Whether you can identify with what he's saying or not, you should know how to relate to people who are where he is. And if you think you can't identify with what he's saying, then I point you back to number 1 for why you should read it.
5) He's incredibly intelligent. Jason will probably tell you that he's not that smart - but I would disagree. This book is a brilliant portrayal of how intellectual giants wrestle with doubt and yet still have faith.Read more ›
First let me say a big "Thank You!" to Jason for being courageous enough to admit to the world that he wrestles with some intellectual issues in his faith. In the introduction Jason writes, "I am a Christian. I have been a Christian for most of my life. But there are times - a growing number of times, to be honest - when I'm not entirely sure I believe in God."
Wow. I love that honesty. And (following Jason's lead) I admit that I have uttered those same words! In fact, Jason mentions 22 questions that have rocked his faith and I have wrestled with all of those and more.
The thing that I appreciated most about reading Jason's book is that I felt like he has given me (and many others) permission to own our doubt. Many of us doubters feel like we can't be honest about our doubts because that will show that we are weak. In fact, the tagline of Jason's book is "True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling." But Jason not only talks about his doubt, he also shares why doubt is not necessarily a negative thing, and there are ways to still live faithfully as a follower of Jesus while still having doubt.
Let me share a few of my favorite moments from the book. Notice the journey Jason takes us on throughout the book:
*My entire spiritual self rests on the belief that God exists...Read more ›
This book provides a personal, ongoing journey through valleys of doubt and peaks of faith. Along the way it provides wonderful gems of Biblical, cultural, and spiritual insight while also running into a few logical and Biblical potholes.
Boyett has a knack for observing the inconsistencies of modern American "churchianity." He rightfully notes that many of the intellectual and pragmatic objections to Christianity are answered unsatisfactorily by Christians (so-called). For example, he notes the false god of "American evangelical Christian religion" who is "totally cool with the money we spend on concert lighting in the worship center while the widow down the block has a hole in her roof" (p. 129).
One of Boyett's greatest strengths is also one his greatest weakness. The reader is deeply empathetic with his doubt struggles and particularly interested in the answers he has found to deal with his rollercoaster of faith and doubt. Unfortunately he either refuses to give answers by hiding behind the "I'm no theologian/scholar" excuse or giving examples of unsatisfactory responses he has found (e.g., Lee Strobel and Josh McDowell are not at the top of my list of credentialed, well-researched, exegetically qualified, and philosophically sound apologists).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doubt and weak faith is a difficult subject, but the author drew me into it like a pro in the first couple chapters. Full review found here - [...]Published 5 months ago by Jeffrey B. Beckley
I picked this book up because I am tired of reading about the "certainty" of the Christian life. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Soul searcher
Boyett crystalized a thought for me that I had been unable to put into words for myself: doubt is not the opposite of faith - certainty is. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by Steven Stuart
I read Boyett's review of an album I liked and thought this book would be quite different than it was. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I have just finished reading "O Me of Little Faith" by Jason Boyett. It took me at least three weeks NOT because it is long but because I wanted to savor it. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Martha, a reader
One thing the church may lack in preaching the author makes up for in this book. A must read for any Christian!Published on April 7, 2013 by Ann Marie Almario
I needed this book.
I love Jason's honesty and his writing style which infuses humor throughout. Read more
When I first began this book about Jason Boyett's struggles with doubts about his faith, I almost put it down. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by N. B. Kennedy
I enjoyed this book on audio. Subject matter perfect for anyone unafraid to look at the many, many reasons why faith is full of doubting. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Christine