Faith and Other Flat Tires Book Review and Giveaway!
Faith and Other Flat Tires: A Memoir – searching for God on the rough road of doubt is Andrea Palpant Dilley’s first book. From the cover:
“At age twenty-one, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At twenty-three, she left the church and went searching for refuge in the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?”
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed Andrea’s humour and honesty. Interesting is her use of the framework of Pilgrim’s Progress for her chapters. It was especially refreshing that this wasn’t the typical story that is shared about faith; the one where the person hit absolute bottom in the world of drugs and sex and finally found God. No, this is a highly relatable tale to the average person. Andrea grapples with the same questions we all do: “If God exists, why is there so much suffering in the world? Why do babies get abandoned? Why do people go hungry?”
Like so many who have grown up in a Christian household, she turns away from the church as a young person, but she ultimately comes back to God. She learns that it’s okay to doubt, to question, and to search. I believe this is a great book to read for those who have asked or are asking these questions about God, for those who are seeking, and especially for young people just starting out in their late teens and 20s.
You can read more about Andrea Dilley’s experiences in her guest post on my blog HERE. Faith and Other Flat Tires retails for $14.99 US and is available at Amazon or your local bookstore, and is also available for Kindle.
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I received this Zondervan book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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