Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt {Book Review & Giveaway}

I recently had the opportunity to read Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt, by Andrea Palpant Dilley.

While I love to read, and will give just about any book a chance, this one appealed to me, immensely. You see, I grew up going to church. I come from a family, where there are many preachers. But, as an adult, I began to question my faith. I still believe in God (that’ll never change). But, my questions, doubts, etc. lie in the bible. Also, I just can’t seem to “get behind” a religion that doesn’t treat the rights of the LGBT community as being equal to mine. I just can’t wrap my brain around the fact that my sister (who is a lesbian) doesn’t get the same civil and human rights as I do – just because she likes to kiss girls instead of boys. And, don’t even get me started on the misogynistic and homophobic nature of the church.  So, you see, I have many issues, but I’m working on them.

Anyway, I digress…

After reading my above (kind of) rant, you can see why reading this book appealed to me, based on the title alone.

From the publisher:

A story of crisis and redemption for anyone who’s ever struggled with spiritual doubt, Faith and Other Flat Tires presents the moving story of a former missionary kid whose “mean questions about God” lead her to abandon her faith and search for a way to believe again.

While I love many things about this book, what I love most is funny and honest the author is. She bravely documents her bad choices, with honesty and courage.  She doesn’t hold back and makes the reader ask hard questions about their faith. I know this was the case with me. And, while I haven’t come up with all the answers, in reading this book I’m definitely headed in that direction.

I recommend Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt, by Andrea Palpant Dilley, to anyone who may be questioning their faith.

Now for the giveaway…

The publishers of Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt, by Andrea Palpant Dilley, have generously offered a copy of the book, to one of my readers.

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Also, I have a sample chapter of the book that I’d love to email to anyone who wants it. Just leave a comment, letting me know (don’t forget to leave your email address)!


Disclosure: I received a copy of the book, for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. 


  1. says

    I just want you to know that there isn’t one Christian who hasn’t at some point taken issue with something from the Bible. I remember sitting in church one day and finding the passage about divorce being considered a sin. What? I was so hot! I knew the Lord didn’t mean for me to stay in the situation I had been in, which was absolutely awful, so was I done? It took me a while to let the anger go but I did. In the end, I had to make the decision for myself and if I have to answer for it on judgment day, then I will and I think that that goes for everyone. Just wanted to share! :) Good luck in your journey.

  2. says

    I struggle in the same way as you…I am Catholic, and see a lot of flaws with the church, and have some conflicting views at times, but still think it’s important to raise kids with some type of faith foundation. This sounds like my kinda read!

  3. says

    This book sounds interesting. I don’t like to attach myself to a denomination and pretend to be holier than thou! I believe in having a relationship with God is what matters the most and not all the rules that comes along with particular denominations.

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