This special edition of Seriously, God? is part of The Ave Maria Press Parish Book Program.
A friend’s child dies; a parent gets a cancer diagnosis; your spouse loses their job. Sometimes life and God’s plan don’t make sense and we end up feeling hurt and angry.
In Seriously, God?, Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran explore the denial, doubt, and betrayal we experience when we face hardship, pain, and grief, and they encourage us to lean into our feelings and to take each circumstance as a chance to learn more about God.
Drawing on personal anecdotes and stories from their parish, White and Corcoran—authors of the bestselling and award-winning book, Rebuilt—share important lessons, including:
- Even the heroes of the Bible—such as Abraham, Moses, David, and the apostles—experienced situations that caused them to misunderstand God.
- There is joy in knowing we will forever be getting to know God.
- Even though life often doesn’t make sense, we shouldn’t assume God doesn’t make sense.
For anyone who has battled suffering, walked away from faith under the pressure of crushing doubt, never felt safe giving faith a chance, or cared about someone who struggles with these realities, this book treats the problems of suffering and evil not as an argument to be overcome but as an invitation to a deeper faith.
Each chapter relies on biblical stories that provide a wonderful introduction to scripture to those who are not familiar with the Bible and a fresh perspective to those who are. Each chapter also includes questions for self-reflection and discussion. A free parish small-group guide and videos from the authors are available online.
Normally $16.95, the book is available for bulk purchase of 100 copies or more for $2.99. And you won’t pay shipping!
“The Parish Book Program from Ave Maria Press offers valuable content from trusted authors at an exceptionally affordable price. These books speak to everyone in our parish and are great resources for building small faith sharing groups!”
Michael Rubbelke Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Pius X Parish Granger, Indiana
This offer only applies when ordering 100 or more copies and shipping to a contiguous US address.
Customers placing orders will not be charged at the time of their order. We will either bill your parish/institution upon shipment of the books or charge your credit card at that time.
Free standard shipping only valid for orders shipped within the contiguous US. Expedited shipping methods will incur shipping charges.
No further discounts apply. All sales are non-returnable.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Item #: 30007
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
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