• After Doubt

  • How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It
  • By: A.J. Swoboda
  • Narrated by: Lance Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Is there a way to walk faithfully through doubt and come out the other side with a deeper love for Jesus, the church, and its tradition? Can we question our faith without losing it?

Award-winning author, pastor, and professor A. J. Swoboda has witnessed many young people wrestle with their core Christian beliefs. Too often, what begins as a set of critical and important questions turns to resentment and faith abandonment. Unfortunately, the church has largely ignored its task of serving people along their journey of questioning. The local church must walk alongside those who are deconstructing their faith and show them how to reconstruct it.

Drawing on his own experience of deconstruction, Swoboda offers tools to help emerging adults navigate their faith in a hostile landscape. Doubt is a part of our natural spiritual journey, says Swoboda, and deconstruction is a legitimate space to encounter the living God.

After Doubt offers a hopeful, practical vision of spiritual formation for those in the process of faith deconstruction and those who serve them. Foreword by pastor and author John Mark Comer.  

©2021 A.J. Swoboda (P)2021 Recorded Books

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I grew up in a conservative church and community and began experiencing deconstruction even in high school. I moved to more and more progressive cities (Ann Arbor, MI and NYC) and deconstruction followed and continued. Now I am back in a progressive city but feel the desire to reconstruct. This book offers some interesting and though provoking ideas that were very helpful especially considering what feels like an impossible political landscape to navigate. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has experienced deconstruction or simply feels conflicted about their faith in Christianity. Cheers!

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  • 01-20-22

Great book, average performance

The content of this book is important for any follower of Jesus in our era. It’s also well written and compelling. The performance seems to miss the tone of the writing by a wide margin.

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This book brought up many interesting points, and deals a great deal with some ideas of psychology in regards to deconstruction. My greatest issue with this book is that the author comes to the perfect opportunity to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ and yet utterly fails to do so. He acknowledges that Christ is central, but gives no explanation as to why or what the Cross was all about. I am only left to believe it's because he doesn't actually know.

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Uncomfortable but necessary

Being a Christian for over 45 years has brought a lot of seasons Where I have had discovery in my life, but at the same time a lot of doubt. Is it possible to question your Faith without losing it?
That is the goal…
I found this book to be at times empathetic with those of us who have experienced the construction… And also very confront a tiff

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  • 01-24-22

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For me, this book missed a lot of what people in deconstruction are actually processing. It felt like quite a dualistic approach to deconstruction, which in and of itself made it a difficult book to listen to at times.
There were some great thoughts in here, and even those that provoked a reaction in me were helpful in processing why that reaction is there and clarifying what exactly I don’t agree with.
He bases lots of his points on the Bible, which is fine unless part of your questioning is of the Bible itself.
Well written though and I’m glad I listened to it. Just not where I’m at in my faith journey.