Set Adrift uniquely offers practical guidance on how to have a faithful deconstruction--a process of reevaluating one's Christian beliefs and experience in the church while keeping essential Christian beliefs still intact.
The practice of deconstruction--analyzing, evaluating, and reassembling the content of one's faith--is a growing trend among younger evangelicals. Regrettably, it typically results in a faith that bears little resemblance to historic Christianity, or even the abandoning of one's faith altogether.
Set Adrift helps believers navigate the jarring questions and cultural challenges that lead many to feel like they are adrift on the sea of faith and lost in the fog of doubt. Sean McDowell and John Marriott provide much needed guidance to help you understand why many people drift from the faith and how to find your way back to the shore of Christian commitment. Stripping away the nonessential aspects of Christianity, they show how to set boundaries for belief within which struggling believers can continue to seek a faith that is historic and authentic.
The waypoints of a faithful deconstruction include:
Each chapter provides practical advice on how to disassemble, rethink, and reassemble a faith that is truly Christian and culturally and personally relevant. This is a one-of-a-kind resource that is essential reading for any believer who is struggling with doubts and questions about Christianity and wants to better understand what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus today.