An stirring journey into the heart of the Christian faith.
In In Search of Deep Faith Jim Belcher, author of the bestselling book Deep Church sets out on a quest to see how the Christian faith faces the challenges of the modern world and answers the cries of the human soul. With his family, Belcher spent a year traveling through Europe, they made 'pilgrimages' to specific locations critically important to the formation of the Christian church in the modern world. They rediscovered key figures, places, events and themes in the history of Christianity:
Oxford: The City of Spires, Pilgrims and Martyrs
Igniting Desire: Sheldon Vanauken's Search for Meaning
The Struggle Within: The Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Weight of Glory: C.S. Lewis and the Power of Story
The Call: William Wilberforce and Two Conversations that Changed History
Broken Beauty: Searching for Vincent van Gogh
Goodness Happened There: Le Chambon and the Transforming Power of Community
Suffering: The Case of Corrie Ten Boom
Confident Hope: Learning to Die with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Confidence: Searching for the Real Maria von Trapp
Heidelberg and Normandy: Lessons from Castle and the Cliff
Along the way, the Belcher family saw glimpses of insight, beauty and courage that transcended human limitations. They found themselvessurprised by joy and compelled by faith.
In a post-Christian world, doubt and skepticism come naturally to us. Many have given up on faith of any kind, finding it shallow and unsatisfying. But still we yearn for more. We hope for our children's futures. We long for lives that are meaningful, even eternal.
Whether you are giving up on Christianity or encountering it for the first time, you are invited to come along on this pilgrimage. Even if you are unsure of the destination, the journey itself may take you far deeper than you could ever imagine.