After your faith has fractured, let what takes its place be the real thing . . . at last.
Somewhere along the way, the Christianity you knew began to crumble. You began to suspect your faith was misplaced. Disillusionment set in. Churches hurt you. Their people failed you. Christian institutions were exposed as fake. And in it all, God was silent. Is He gone? Or is God really there, waiting for you to find Him instead of the counterfeits?
If you’re walking this difficult spiritual path, Lina AbuJamra understands you. After experiencing the near deconstruction of her own faith, Lina had to rebuild something more solid when the faith she once knew let her down. With her diagnostic style that comes from her training as an ER doc, Lina helps you grapple with questions like:
• Where is God in my pain?
• Is this how Christians are supposed to act?
• Why did my story end up this way?
• Is this the normal Christian life?
• Why is it so hard for Christians to love?
Let Fractured Faith help you find your way back to God. You just might discover that the real God has been waiting for you all along.
In this stirring memoir, pediatric ER doctor Abujamra (Living with Power) bares her soul as she chronicles a crisis of faith. After having been a loyal member of a megachurch outside Chicago for nearly a decade, Abujamra left the church after allegations of abuse of power led a number of church elders to resign. The subsequent disillusionment led Abujamra to question her faith, and she writes that she now believes God used the experience to rebuild her faith: "It was the deconstruction of my faith that gave me a taste of His unconditional love and never-ending grace." Abujamra identifies the five things justice, suffering, surrender, rejection, and expectation that began her unraveling, and explains common reasons for disillusionment (such as believing innocent people suffer or justice hasn't been handled evenly), explores ways to reframe them (God's plan often transcends human understanding), and encourages Christians to confront doubts about one's faith and questions about God. Providing examples from the Bible, she reminds Christians who feel they have hit bottom that God gives second chances. The author's determination and humility in the face of disappointment set this apart from similar fare. Abujamra's optimistic guidance will be of help to Christians at a faith crossroads.