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The popular Patheos blogger and a prominent figure within the Emerging Church Movement and Progressive Christianity explains how the "American Christianity" we are currently taught is actually a fear-saturated distortion of biblical faith.

Benjamin L. Corey thought he was suffering a crisis of faith, but it turned out to be a spiritual awakening.

Corey became aware that the constant fear of hell and judgment that defined his Christian faith was out of sync with the idea that God acts from love and promises to deliver us from fear. In the wake of this realization came newfound insights - from reading the Bible to reexamining American life and the church's role in the wider world. Corey learned that what he had been taught was a distorted version of Christianity that was not only untrue but caused real spiritual harm.

He also discovered that he wasn't alone. Many Christians are yearning to distinguish between the Christianity that has become a rigid American civil religion and the authentic Christian faith embodied in Jesus. As he recounts his own spiritual journey, Corey offers a powerful and inspiring message of hope for every Christian increasingly frustrated with the church today. Do not be discouraged, he assures them. You do not need to give up your faith; you can rediscover the reality of a vibrant Christianity that delivers us from fear and inspires and guides us all today.

©2017 Corey L. Benjamin (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Faith Shift Handbook

What made the experience of listening to Unafraid the most enjoyable?

Ben basically outlined my entire life's experience from growing up in a very active Christian home where our faith informed everything- to the questions that started to arise that caused me to go deeper.

What did you like best about this story?

This book gave great insight into the history of the evolution of Christianity in America and how the hijacked version I was raised with became. That was hugely helpful.

What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

He actually reminds me of Ben himself. I've heard BJC in videos before and at first I thought it was him reading. It was very engaging.

Any additional comments?

My husband and I listened to this book on a road trip and had to keep pausing it to discuss how accurately it was describing our experience. We really feel like this would be a great handbook for someone newly shifting in their faith so that they can see that their experience is normal and that they are not alone.

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I kept thinking, "This guy needs to come to my (Presbyterian's USA) church." A hopeful journey by a brave young man who believes in love and reason and is allowing those traits to lead him to a renewed relationship with God.