"The Missing Piece”: Lecture #4 of The Faith Puzzle series

“What If?” : Performed by Darcy O’Brien

Books to Read

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Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis

 

This is Lewis’s spiritual autobiography. Follow him through the development and reluctant abandonment of his atheism. The end result was for Lewis a surprise, but a joyful one.

 

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

 

This book has become a classic. Lewis combines a unique perspective in his defense and explanation of Christianity. He is a great thinker, imaginative writer and former atheist so he understands his topic from the inside out. This is a must read book for anyone serious in the search.

 

Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians, Kelly Monroe

 

This is a collection of writings by a wide array of leaders in business, science & philosophy relating their own thoughts and journeys of faith.

 

Born Again, Chuck Colson

 

Those familiar with the Watergate scandal of the Nixon administration will recognize Colson as Nixon’s “Hatchet Man”. The only member of Nixon's cabinet to actually go to prison. However, for Chuck, prison was not the end but the beginning of an amazing life of faith and bringing transformation to thousands of prisoners around the world.

 

Porridge or Passion, Jonathan Aiken

Jonathan Aiken is not well known in the U.S. but was a rising political star in Great Britain. His downfall was both surprising and cataclysmic; yet in the middle of great trial, he found the missing piece . Aiken chronicles his journey with brilliance and candor (and a a little surprise for those who have read Chuck Colson’s book).

 

Links to Explore

Defining Moments - From Desperation to Hope

3 Life Changing Stories

Brian “Head” Welch...

...gained worldwide fame as the guitarist for the band Korn but life was out of control

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

The amazing faith journey of Nabeel Qureshi

Testing Assumptions

A former atheist meets Mother Theresa. Professor Mary Poplin shares her life experience