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.
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.