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Stay Curious

Stay Curious: How Questions and Doubts Can Save Your Faith

Author: 
Stephanie Williams O'Brien (Author)
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Description

Most of us are going through the motions when it comes to faith, either believing we've found all the relevant answers to life's questions or believing none can be found. We shy away from our deepest questions about God because we fear the uncertainty on the other side. But when we make certainty and correct belief the end goal of faith, we miss out on the chance to know God more deeply and to participate in God's work in the world.

Pastor Steph shows us how to lean into our questions and embrace a life of curiosity. Taking Jesus's life as a model, we can confront our fears, be set free from our anxiety, ask new questions, and live into an adventurous life of curiosity. After all, Jesus was a question man, not an answer man.

Our questions, and even our doubts, can push us closer to a God we can actually believe in--rather than further from a God we think we can contain.

In Stay Curious, Pastor Steph walks readers through common obstacles and road blocks to curiosity, and offers practical strategies for embracing even the most intimidating questions.

ISBN: 
9781506449562
Price: 
$25.99
ISBN: 
9781506449579
Price: 
$23.99
Release date: 
September 17, 2019
Pages: 
250
Width: 
5.75
Height: 
8.75

Endorsements

For those who have been afraid of their curiosity and wary of their doubts

"For those who have been afraid of their curiosity and wary of their doubts, Stephanie Williams O'Brien has written a book of permission and celebration. Healthy, wise, grounded, and practical, this book is a gift to those who are crossing the threshold of certainty into the wilderness of wonder, unsure of what awaits them."

Sarah Bessey | Author of Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith and Jesus Feminist

Stay Curious meets us where we're at, inviting us to recover the wonder in our wandering

"Drawing on Scripture, church history, and her own journey through grief and loss, Williams O'Brien reminds us that mystery and uncertainty are integral to a vital faith. Using practical tools and exercises, Stay Curious meets us where we're at, inviting us to recover the wonder in our wandering. There we discover that our doubts can mark the beginning of a journey toward greater spiritual depth and maturity and indeed a deeper faith."

Jo Saxton | Author of The Dream of You and Cohost of Lead Stories Podcast

Don't be afraid; there is something beautiful waiting for us on the other side of our questions

"Stay Curious is oozing with whimsical writing, historical gems, sage wisdom, and brilliant unpacking of the Scriptures. Don't be afraid; there is something beautiful waiting for us on the other side of our questions."

Dan White Jr. | Church Planter and Author of Love over Fear, Church as Movement and Subterranean

If you need permission to question what you have always believed, look no further

"With humor, honesty, and hope, Stephanie Williams O'Brien guides readers on a journey of removing the obstacles that keep people from being curious so that their questions can lead them to an ever-expanding faith. If you need permission to question what you have always believed, look no further."

Steve Wiens | Author of Beginnings and Whole