Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe Is Coming Apart (Paperback)
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Hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers.
After years of participating in a comfortable faith tradition, many find themselves in a spiritual wilderness, feeling disillusioned with church, longing for more freedom and less religion in their lives. If that describes you, you're in good company. Countless men and women are in the middle of a shifting faith--and aren't sure where to turn. But losing beliefs doesn't mean you have to lose your faith. Pastor, friend, and spiritual director Kathy Escobar has journeyed with many who have experienced significant shifts in the faith they once considered unchangeable. Through their stories and her own, Kathy has discovered that growth and change are natural parts of life in our relationship with God. Filled with honest stories and practical insights, Faith Shift gives language to what many experience as their faith evolves. With an inviting blend of vulnerability and hope, it addresses the losses that come with spiritual shifts and offers tangible practices for rebuilding a free and authentic faith after it unravels.
Includes personal reflection and group discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
About the Author
Kathy Escobar is a pastor, writer, advocate, speaker, and spiritual director. She is the co-founder of The Refuge, a mission center and Christian community, which has become a harbor for spiritual shifters in north Denver. An active blogger, Kathy is also the author of Down We Go: Living into the Wild Ways of Jesus and co-author of several spiritual direction books, including Come with Me and Refresh. She lives in Arvada, Colorado, with her husband, Jose, and their five children.