Over the past 5-6 years, I’ve gone through a fairly significant shift in my faith. I’ll share about it in depth sometime later this month.
For now, I want to share some of the books that were helpful to me during this season. I know that I’m not the only one out there who has had big questions, felt deep uncertainty, or who has just gotten tired of the Christian hamster wheel.
When in these kinds of places, I tried to keep hold of a rhythm of Scripture reading, but that was often like taking an iron supplement (unpleasant but you know you gotta do it). I found great book companions along this path of my journey that helped me feel understood. These writers helped me to understand what was going on inside of me during a time when everything around me felt like it was shifting uncontrollably.
- Faith Shift by Kathy Escobar
- When We Were on Fire by Addie Zimmerman
- Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey
- Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
- Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
I’m sure there were more. I’ll add them as I remember them.
I think ultimately it’s important to know that if you’re going through a faith shift, you’re not alone. I think it’s normal to want to resist it or to ignore it, but I think neither of those options is going to be helpful in the long run. The most helpful piece of encouragement I could give during this time is to lean in to the season.
More on all of this later this week!