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Well, those who know me well, know how much I detest e-readers. (Yes, I have held e-readers and given them a try. They are not for me.) On-line books don’t work for me either. I can read short articles on-line, but I just can’t read longer articles (let alone a book!) while sitting at a computer screen. For this reason, I try to keep my blog posts shorter in length, but alas, brevity is always my challenge. They say blog posts should be kept under 500 words, but most of my posts are closer to 1,000 words. Oh well…sorry about that.

But I know that for some people on-line books or e-readers work for them. I discovered that the book “Dealing with Doubt” by Gary Habermas is available in its entirety electronically at this site.  So, if you are someone that can sit and read a book on a computer screen, please know this resource is available to you.

This is from the book’s introduction:

Doubt, manifested in many forms from the assurance of one’s salvation to factual questioning, is certainly one of the most frequent and painful problems which plague Christians. These studies propose to deal, successively, with the general topic of doubt as experienced by believers, and then, chiefly, with practical suggestions for the possible resolution of each of three prominent types of doubt…..this book is written to Christians and so will not attempt to argue for the truth of Christianity, although endnotes will frequently list some relevant sources which do a commendable job of introducing the reader to the area of apologetics.

I particularly appreciated these quotes from the book:

Now that I am a Christian I do have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable; but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable. – CS Lewis in Mere Christianity

But doubt is not the opposite of faith . . . . doubt suggests that there is a lack of faith somewhere, but a person can doubt and still have a perfectly sound trust in God. Doubt is rather a state of uncertainty, a spiritual fork in our road.  – Mark Littleton