Thursday, May 20, 2010

O Me of Little Faith in My Box

For all you Doubting Thomases, have I got a book for you: O Me of Little Faith by Jason Boyett.

Boyett candidly exposes his long-held doubts about God and faith. The opening analogy comes from his seventh-grade basketball team experience. The boys lifted weights and Boyett proved to the team his weakling status: his only lifted his own body weight. He concluded he was a weakling.

The years proved something else: he is a spiritual weakling as well. Boyett writes, "...I wonder if that weakness transferred from the outside to the inside. Some days when it comes to faith, I can't bench press much more than the bar. I'm spiritually scrawny."

The book is chock full of humor and personal stories. The reader quickly finds common ground with Boyett as he shares his heart about a weak faith. He also provides insights into how he deals with the weakness in his faith walk: he keeps praying and believing...he walks in the light he has.

One of the most notable aspects of the book is the honesty with which Boyett shares his battle with doubt. People raised in a religious environment often don't, or won't, confess those moments of doubt but Boyett does, and he opens the door for others to make the same admission.

The book was provided free of charge from the publisher. Learn more about Jason Boyoett at

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