Why Faith?: A Journey of Discovery for the Modern Pilgrim tries to help
men and women, particularly young adults formed by the modern world,
work through some of the big questions and topics in faith that in the
author's experience are especially pressing. It tries to meet someone in
the midst of his or her confusions and struggles, rather than
presupposing deep theological interest or knowledge. It addresses some
specific theological matters (e.g., "How do I know God's will?") but it
also addresses matters that are more philosophical or preliminary, for
example: Why should I have faith at all? What is the basis for
entrusting ourselves to something we cannot verify with certainty?
* It focuses on questions and the doubts of modern believers
* It is grounded in the context of the 21st century; all the influences
and distractions of the modern world, the allure of science, the rise
of the New Atheists, etc.
* It is not a work of apologetics or a general
introduction, but it's more of a series of reflections that will help
people better understand the Catholic, Christian faith
* It doesn't
presuppose theological knowledge; it's written for the average
layperson, not an expert or a student of theology
* It's accessible, and
the chapters are short enough for dwindling attention spans.