• When Faith Fails

  • Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt
  • By: Dominic Done
  • Narrated by: Mark Smeby
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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When Faith Fails

By: Dominic Done
Narrated by: Mark Smeby
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Publisher's Summary

Wrestling with doubt can be profoundly lonely, but Portland pastor Dominic Done offers a safe place to openly wrestle with your faith without being criticized or judged.

Writing with humor and candor out of his own experiences, and incorporating Scripture, literature, and accounts of others who have doubted, Dominic Done argues that not only is questioning normal, it is often a path toward a rich and vibrant faith. Rather than viewing trust and doubt as incompatible, When Faith Fails provides listeners with a way to wrestle and ask questions while growing ever closer to God. 

No subject is off-limits, and Dominic fearlessly and graciously addresses topics including:

  • the experience of tragedy
  • the difficult parts of the Bible
  • the intersection of science and faith
  • the times when God is silent

By walking in the path that many others have trod, you can move through doubt into a deeper, fuller faith - a faith that doesn’t run from questions and the hard work of honest wrestling but instead embraces the mysteries of belief. 

"This book is for those of us who have experienced a gut check, or two, when it comes to some of the intersections between our lives and our faith. It’s for those of us who no longer want to add unnecessary explanations to our beliefs just because we can’t fully see what God is doing in our lives." (Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Everybody, Always)

“This book is one of those books that I will be buying to give to multiple friends.” (Jefferson Bethke, New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion)

“This book will help you surrender and trust the areas of your life that are meant to exude God-designed mystery, while also holding your hand as you search for substance and truth.” (Audrey Rolo­ff, coauthor of A Love Letter Life, founder of Always More, and cofounder of Beating50Percent)

“Doubt is such a pertinent issue in this cultural moment. Dominic walks us through the issues of doubt with which we wrestle but he does so in pastoral practicality. One feels as though you are seated in his living room sipping coffee. Dominic is the type of soul who understands the questions of the heart. He never shames. He’s always transparent. He gives substantive hope.” (Emerson Eggerichs, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of Love & Respect

©2019 Dominic Done (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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The best for last.

I really enjoyed this book. I usually have a hard copy and follow along with the audio.
The bast for last. The last chapter of this book really touched my heart and mind.

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Outstanding Reconciliation of Faith and Doubt

I would recommend this to anyone who ever questions their faith. Doubt is in fact a critical element to more clearly defining and strengthening our faith.

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A Bullshit and one-sided perspective

This book is a great pat on the back for those that believe, and a waste of time for those that don't. It's not going to make you question your faith if you already believe, and not going to sway your mind if you're smsrt enough not to. It's largely a one-sided argument that explicitly tries to reinforce the views of Christianity without providing anything for evidence other than the idea that to doubt is okay.

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This is a honest account about how doubt has affects us. We need to listen to God. I love this book!

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Thank God for This Book

Thank God that Dominic Done has bravely explored what so many of us have battled in fear and confusion. Written beautifully and in line with inspired scripture, this is a must-read for any sincere Christian longing for a deeper spiritual life!

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Helps you not feel judged when you have doubts.

I wish he could come preach in my little town. A comforting book in a time of doubt.

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loved it

loved,loved, loved this book. This is a must read and I will read it again and again

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Believers that Doubt?!?

I know that I’ve been going through a rough and treacherous valley for the past few years. I am a Believer in Christ Jesus but I also don’t understand why or how HE would allow me to continue to go through this valley for so long. My faith has and continues to be tested and at times I feel like my faith has failed. Great listen!

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Phenomenal

I was a bit concerned That I would be lost in the book Being that Dominic is a very intelligent man, but he has a way with his words to not make you feel like you are whelmed with his wisdom. The book screams his personality which is refreshing he is the same person at church that he is in the book.