House of Faith or Enchanted Forest?
American Popular Belief in an Age of Reason
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Charles Hedrick is a scholar who has come clean. From the "buckle on the Bible Belt" comes this honest, intelligent, and creative reflection on the struggle between reason (and/or science) and personal faith. Charlie's reminder to take our personal absolute truths (house of faith) a little less seriously and enjoy the diversity of thought and experience (enchanted forest) is practical, powerful, and incredibly timely."
--Glenna S. Jackson, Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Otterbein College.
"House of Faith or Enchanted Forest? is a personal and lively journey along the path of faith and doubt. Charles Hendrick poses deep questions that for centuries have haunted philosophers, historians, and theologians alike. This book awakens and celebrates critical thinking yet remains warmly accessible and resolutely honest. Anyone who wishes to re-think life's great questions in light of the changing face of Christianity will find joy in reading this book. Here is an excellent resource for discussion groups, book clubs, and inquiring individuals."
--David Galston, Director of the Eternal Spring Learning Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
"Charlie Hedrick asks a lot of questions in this provocative collection of short essays. One specific question that, perhaps, sums up the others, 'Can a critical thinker also be a person of traditional religious faith?' Spanning a wide range of topics, Hedrick offers readers challenging questions to ponder, rather than easy answers to swallow. Yet, by pondering such questions, careful readers will find themselves closer to honest answers than they were before they read this helpful book."
--J. Bradley Chance, Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, William Jewell College