Finding Faith, Losing Faith

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Finding Faith, Losing Faith

Stories of Conversion and Apostasy

By Scot McKnight; Hauna Ondrey

Baylor University Press, Paperback, 9781602581623, 258pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2008


This book examines conversion stories as told by people who have actually undergone a conversion experience, including experiences of apostasy. The stories reveal that there is not just one "conversion story." Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey show that "conversion theory" helps explain why some people walk away from one religion, often to another, very different religion. The book confirms the usefulness--particularly for pastors, rabbis, and priests, and university and college teachers--of applying conversion theory to specific groups. However, the book's sensitive detailing of the stories themselves makes conversion more than a theoretical occurrence; it makes the immediacy, and often the difficulty, of conversion both real and moving.

About the Author
Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, is a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker. His blog, "Jesus Creed", is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including "Kingdom Conspiracy", "The Jesus Creed", "The Blue Parakeet", "The King Jesus Gospel", and "The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life". McKnight is also a canon theologian for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others.

Hauna Ondrey is currently an M.A. candidate in theology at North Park Theological Seminary.