The End of Our Exploring
Do we know what it means to question well?
Faith isn’t the sort of thing that will endure as long as our eyes are closed. The opposite, in fact: faith helps us see, and that means not shrinking from the ambiguities and the difficulties that provoke our most profound questions.
We need not fear questions, but by the grace of God we have the safety and security to rush headlong into them and find ourselves better for it on the other side.
This book steps into the gap between non-questioning certitude and wishy-washy “dialogue for the sake of dialogue” to help us determine the role of questioning in our lives.
Unlike other offerings, it will challenge the contemporary obsession with doubts and dialogue not by resisting it, but by showing a more excellent and beautiful form of faith that includes within it a viable and robust place for questions.
What does it mean to question well? That’s a good question. Read about Matt Lee Anderson’s journey to this book, in his own words.
Praise for The End of Our Exploring
Doubt has become very popular in the last few years. Many times though, doubt never takes the doubter anywhere for answers. Matt shows us how to question well and actually let our doubts take us to God.
Darrin Patrick, Lead Pastor of The Journey St. Louis, author of For the City and Church Planter
Finally a book that encourages us to doubt our doubts! Well, not exactly, but Anderson does a good job of discerning the various types of questions and doubt we experience. The goal is not to celebrate doubt but to help us learn to ask the questions that lead to an increasingly mature and dynamic faith.
Mark Galli, Editor of Christianity Today
Never mind the hand-wringing about “young evangelicals.” Read Matthew Lee Anderson and you’ll feel much better.
John Wilson, Editor of Books & Culture
Matthew Lee Anderson is the Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy and is studying for an M.Phil. in Christian Ethics at Oxford University. He has explored the relationships between evangelicalism and politics and the generational shifts in evangelicalism.
He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith, in which he explores how Christian theology shapes our thinking about issues like human sexuality, tattoos, and death. His work has appeared at the Washington Post, CNN, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Relevant, The City, and various other places. He lives in Oxford with his wife.