4 Books Every Christian Skeptic should Read

As a firm believer in the message of the gospel, I also believe that the Christian faith is sound, reasonable, and credible. No one should ever follow something blindly. That’s how tradition starts, but faith is much more than that.

Faith requires examination.

Faith without examination is not faith at all. Yes, a true faith is backed up by belief, but also by facts, evidence, and even opposition.

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Book Review: “Ask It” by Andy Stanley

 

In his book “Ask It,” Andy Stanley focuses on one specific question that if applied to your life correctly will help you make better decisions.  While the book includes numerous examples of real life experiences, it’s also rooted in biblical principles.

The main question is simple, yet powerful and revolutionary. Applying it to your life can help you avoid pitfalls such as financial turmoil, broken relationships, addictions, and more. Continue reading “Book Review: “Ask It” by Andy Stanley”

Book Review: Total Money Make Over by Dave Ramsey

No matter who you are, money can either be a blessing or a curse depending on how you manage it. As a young college graduate in my mid-twenties, I am now realizing how little I know about money.

Plus, I have student loans to pay back and a wedding coming up soon. This gives me even more reason to stay on top of my finances. Continue reading “Book Review: Total Money Make Over by Dave Ramsey”

5 Questions a People Pleaser Should Ask Themselves

Questions a people pleaser should ask themselves

People pleasing is one of those things I’ve struggled with for most of my life, but recently I’ve been more aware of its effects.  I’m also learning that this tendency could have developed from past experiences in my life.

For example, I never felt good enough for my dad. He is gifted at math and physics while I am not, which made me feel like I couldn’t live up to his expectations for me, especially when it came to academics. I felt criticized. And even when I did something well, I didn’t receive that masculine, fatherly affirmation that I desperately needed as an infant and as an adolescent. However, I don’t want to place all the blame on my father for my people pleasing tendencies. I must also take ownership of my own actions and behaviours even if my upbringing did play a part in this struggle.

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