Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith #2020

Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith By Benjamin L. Corey Unafraid Moving Beyond Fear Based Faith The creator of the popular Formerly Fundie blog on Patheos explains how the American Christianity we are currently taught is actually a fear saturated distortion of biblical faith Benjamin L Corey tho
  • Title: Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith
  • Author: Benjamin L. Corey
  • ISBN: 9780062471581
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith By Benjamin L. Corey The creator of the popular Formerly Fundie blog on Patheos explains how the American Christianity we are currently taught is actually a fear saturated distortion of biblical faith.Benjamin L Corey thought he was suffering a crisis of faith, but it turned out to be a spiritual awakening.Corey became aware that the constant fear of hell and judgment that defined his ChrisThe creator of the popular Formerly Fundie blog on Patheos explains how the American Christianity we are currently taught is actually a fear saturated distortion of biblical faith.Benjamin L Corey thought he was suffering a crisis of faith, but it turned out to be a spiritual awakening.Corey became aware that the constant fear of hell and judgment that defined his Christian faith was out of sync with the idea that God acts from love, and promises to deliver us from fear In the wake of this realization came newfound insights from reading the Bible to re examining American life and the church s role in the wider world Corey learned that what he had been taught was a distorted version of Christianity that was not only untrue but caused real spiritual harm.He also discovered that he wasn t alone Many Christians are yearning to distinguish between the Christianity that has become a rigid American civil religion and the authentic Christian faith embodied in Jesus As he recounts his own spiritual journey, Corey offers a powerful and inspiring message of hope for every Christian increasingly frustrated with the church today Do not be discouraged, he assures them You do not need to give up your faith you can rediscover the reality of a vibrant Christianity that delivers us from fear and inspires and guides us all today.
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    1. Benjamin L. Corey

      Dr Benjamin L Corey, is a provocative Christian author, speaker, and blogger His articles are read by millions each year on platforms such as TIME, Patheos, and Sojourners, among others He has been an interviewed guest on CNN, HuffPo Live, and repeated appearances on John Fugelsang He is a two time graduate of Gordon Conwell and holds his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary Connect at benjaminlcorey

    347 thoughts on “Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith”

    1. One of the best books on Christianity I ve ever read A reminder of why I still consider myself a Christian in spite of growing up Evangelical.


    2. One of the best books I ve ready recently The author does a good job identifying the fear that is embedded in so much of traditional Christian teachings Even if you didn t grow up scared of hell or the rapture, you ve undoubtedly experienced the effects of tribalism and the fear of going against the grain But as the saying goes, we have nothing to fear but fear itself Oh sure, there are things we encounter along the journey that strike fear or dread in us, but when we stare these issues in the f [...]


    3. You have heard it said Put the fear of God in him or her Christians have often used scare tactics to gain converts If you don t believe in Jesus then God will send you to hell, where you will burn forever Really If God is defined by love, would God do such a thing As Benjamin Corey points out in the opening chapter of his book Unafraid, many Christians have expressed their outrage at the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS militants, and yet have no problem believing that this same Jordan [...]


    4. I know I ve told this story on Medium before, but in the context of Benjamin L Corey s upcoming book, Unafraid, it s a story well worth repeating When I was about two or three years old, and my parents and I lived in Toronto, Ontario, my mom took me to a Catholic church service In my memory, this was probably the first time I had stepped foot inside a church, after my infant baptism and, for the baptism, I don t think I was walking quite yet Anyhow, I remember feeling that the service was boring [...]


    5. Benjamin Corey s Unafraid is a story about the author s faith deconstruction breaking down the toxic beliefs about God that permeate so much of the modern evangelical movement While similar ground has been covered in the much better Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd, some of Corey s observations and experiences absolutely floored me.Specifically, Corey s chapters about the danger of rapture theology, the Bible, and they way in which Christians especially women are taught to be [...]


    6. I became acquainted with Benjamin through his book Undiluted This book Unafraid actually spoke loudest to me as I emerged out of fundamentalism years ago and evangelicalism about 12 years ago His words described my journey to a T and it was all about refusing to be afraid any longer I refused to be afraid of the Father I refused to be frightened by the empty threat of hell I lost many friendships when I left evangelicalism and it even affected my marriage but I could not remain AFRAID any longer [...]


    7. Are you tired of living in a fear based belief system whichever faith you ascribed by but still believe in the core beliefs and don t want to leave it all together This book may be for you.Growing up in a fear based evangelical faith, Corey of the Formerly Fundie blog had numerous crises of faith until he realized basing your belief on fear is probably not good for you psychologically He talks about how he journeyed through this discovery to where he is today, a faith in Christianity based on lo [...]


    8. I loved this book I have been thinking some of these same thoughts and wrestling with the same issues Especially the realization that Christianity is not a clearly defined theology that is like a test that you pass or fail People who would be interested in this book are those going through a transition in their faith If you are deconstructing your faith, this is a good place to start I find Covey to be hopeful and brutally honest I love that he presents centered set theory And I love that he foc [...]



    9. Great book Thanks, blc, for a new perspective on the ways that church and Christian doctrine can get in the way of love and indeed Jesus.


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