Can I Believe?
Christianity for the Hesitant
John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
Reviews and Awards
"he [Stackhouse] provides his putative seeker after truth with a cogent case for Christianity, and does so with such clarity, wit, and conviction as C. S. Lewis himself would surely admire and applaud." -- The Rt Revd Dr John Saxbee, Church Times
"John Stackhouse offers a refreshing combination of intellectual rigor and personal courtesy, conceptual clarity where possible and commendable humility at the limits of our understanding. We all live at the nexus of knowledge, faith, doubt, and decision. John Stackhouse provides for us an invaluable guidebook to that vexed territory." -- Hans P. Halvorson, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
"Here is a book for everyone who wants their life to be in harmony with reality. If you are ready for your beliefs -- and your reasons for choosing them -- to be challenged to the core, then you should read this." -- Andrew Briggs, , Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford
"John Stackhouse strikes a brilliant balance. As a devoted Christian, he has the confidence to proselytize, yet he also has the humility to respect my intelligence, dignity, and humanity as a non-Christian. Be not afraid of his invitation. In our age of raging dogmas, who asks for simple consideration without expectation of outcome? Stackhouse, that's who. In more ways than one, this book is a counter-cultural delight." -- Irshad Manji, , Founder, Moral Courage Project
"Intelligent, erudite, and witty, this book is a guide to answering with integrity the most important question of our lives: "What kind of life is worthy of our humanity?" That's the kind of "believing" Stackhouse explores: the knowledge and trust needed for embarking upon a comprehensive way of life." -- Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale University