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When Faith Disappoints: The Gap Between What We Believe and What We Experience (Paperback)

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For anyone who feels the weight of injustice, trauma, and suffering, the founder of the Jude 3 Project invites you to discover how to find hope when you can’t make sense of the pain.

Living as a Black woman in America, Lisa Victoria Fields understands the tension of relying on God in a broken world. While pursuing her calling in full-time Christian ministry—an often white, male-dominated vocation—she saw the contentions many people have with Christianity. She heard the theological questions, but instead of arguing for her faith, she listened to the barriers and heard the pain in their hearts: Why doesn’t God protect me from suffering and injustice? Others don’t seem to think I have value—does God?

Now, in her debut book, Fields shows us how emotional pain—often more than theological concerns—is at the root of our doubt. She invites us to bring our deepest soul questions to this journey as she explores: 
• Seven pain points that might be keeping us from faith: a lack of personhood, peace, provision, pleasure, purpose, protection, and power 
• Honest talk about how Christianity doesn’t seem to meet our very valid needs 
• Why wrestling with God doesn’t negate our faith but instead deepens it 
• What it looks like to allow God to bring healing to our pain so we can see Him and others more clearly

Through vulnerable storytelling and thoughtful use of Scripture, Fields tends to our hurting hearts and offers hope and resolve. She helps us move forward as we cling to a faith that brings us back to the truth of Christianity—not despite the pain of this world but in light of it.

About the Author

Renowned Christian apologist Lisa Victoria Fields is the founder of Jude 3 Project, the curator behind the YouTube series “Why I Don’t Go,” and a creator and producer of two documentaries: Unspoken and Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom. Lisa has been recognized in Christianity Today for her work as an apologist in the African American community. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida and holds a master of divinity, with a focus in theology, from Liberty University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593601181
ISBN-10: 0593601181
Publisher: Multnomah
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English