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Finding Faith, Losing Faith
Stories of Conversion and Apostasy

By Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey

Finding Faith, Losing Faith
Paperback, 260 pages $29.95
Published: 14th July 2008
ISBN: 9781602581623
Format: 8in x 5in

Subjects: All Practical Theology, All Religious Studies, All Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Spiritual Formation

This book examines conversion stories as told by people who have actually undergone a conversion experience, including experiences of apostasy. The stories reveal that there is not just one "conversion story." Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey show that "conversion theory" helps explain why some people walk away from one religion, often to another, very different religion. The book confirms the usefulness-particularly for pastors, rabbis, and priests, and university and college teachers-of applying conversion theory to specific groups. However, the book's sensitive detailing of the stories themselves makes conversion more than a theoretical occurrence; it makes the immediacy, and often the difficulty, of conversion both real and moving.

Conversion: What Really Happens?

1 Leaving Church, Finding Freedom  
   Anatomy of Apostasy

2 Leaving the Synagogue, Finding the Church
   When Jews Become Messianic Jews  

3 Leaving Rome, Finding Wheaton
   Catholics Behaving Protestantly

4 Leaving Wheaton, Finding Rome
   The Improbable Conversion of Evangelicals to Catholicism


This book stirs deep reflection on the faith journeys of courageous people.

-Lewis Rambo, San Francisco Theological Seminary

Scot McKnight (Ph.D. University Nottingham) is Profesor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and author or editor of twelve books, including The Historical Jesus (2005), Turning to Jesus (2002), and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (1992).

Hauna Ondrey
is currently an M.A. candidate in theology at North Park Theological Seminary. 

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 260 pages
 8in x 5in

  REL017000, REL075000, REL077000
 Baylor University Press

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