A Faith to Live By

What an Intelligent, Compassionate and Authentic Christian Faith Looks Like

By Roland Ashby

A Faith to Live By

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  • ISBN: 9781625642967
  • Pages: 252
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $34.00
Web Price: $27.20
Web Price: $27.20

A Faith to Live By

What an Intelligent, Compassionate and Authentic Christian Faith Looks Like

By Roland Ashby

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625642967
  • Pages: 252
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $34.00
Web Price: $27.20

About-

This book of interviews is a timely one. At a time when Christianity, and religions in general, are under sustained attack from 'new atheists' such as Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens, there is an urgent need for intelligent, thoughtful, clear and honest reflections on faith which can be widely accessed and understood.

In A Faith to Live By many of the interview subjects explain how they are able to believe in, and
live by, their faith, and also deal with questions and doubts from within their belief and practice as
Christians.

Many of the interviews grapple with difficult questions such as 'Why does God allow suffering?'; explore the interviewees' personal prayer and meditation practices and experiences of the divine, eternal and transcendent; and seek wise and prophetic insight into the state of both society and the church today.

There is also, in many of the interviews, a sense of the expansiveness of the Spirit, the flame of love which is enkindled in the heart by devotion to Christ and which inspires a generous and compassionate attitude to others, often including great acts of self-giving.

Endorsements & Reviews-

'In matters of faith, it helps to see where others have gone before, and this collection of distinguished Christians illuminates the manifold ways in which faith remains a force for good in our world.'
Dr. Rachael Kohn, Producer/Presenter, Radio National

'This is a book that exudes optimism in a humanity which is created in the image of God and
which by grace is restored, redeemed and renewed.'
Most Rev Dr. Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne

'Roland Ashby truly presents a broad church. He covers an extraordinary spectrum with commendable clarity and simplicity, and fills one with the urge to follow up and read further on each subject. There can be no higher compliment.'
Barney Zwartz, Religion Editor, The Age

Contributors-

Roland Ashby

Bio(s)-

Roland Ashby has been the Editor of TMA (The Melbourne Anglican - the award winning monthly newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Australia) and Director of Communications for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne since 1995. He holds a Master's Degree in theology, majoring in contemplative
spirituality, from the Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia, a Bachelor's Degree majoring in English and Music from St Mary's College, Twickenham, UK and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Monash University, Melbourne. He is a Benedictine Oblate, a member of the World Community for Christian Meditation and Chair of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne's 'Calling Melbourne to Prayer' committee which aims to foster a deeper prayer life among Anglicans in Melbourne.

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