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"DEALING WITH DOUBT" is a profound and comprehensive guide for Christians navigating the often challenging waters of doubt. The book thoughtfully addresses the various aspects and types of doubt that believers may encounter in their faith journey, providing insightful analysis and practical solutions.


The book begins with foundational groundwork, defining the nature of doubt and debunking common misconceptions surrounding it in Christian life. It challenges the notions that doubt is uncommon among believers, that true believers never experience doubt, and that all doubt is inherently negative.


As the narrative progresses, it dives into the root causes of doubt, categorizing them into factual, emotional, and volitional doubts. Each category is explored in-depth, with examples and strategies for addressing and overcoming them. The book delves into the factual basis of the Gospel, discussing key elements such as the death, burial, resurrection, and deity of Jesus Christ. It provides a robust framework for applying these facts to counter factual doubts.


Emotional doubt, often intertwined with imagination and emotions, is addressed with biblical and psychological approaches, offering models and strategies for healing. Volitional doubt, focusing on the will and power of the believer, explores how to activate and exercise faith in Jesus Christ, with practical steps for doubt prevention and biblical meditation.


The book also tackles the difficult topic of unanswered prayers, drawing on biblical examples like Job and Abraham to offer perspective and understanding. The personal and living nature of Jesus is presented as a central theme, bolstering faith and trust in His ongoing presence and work.


The role of the Holy Spirit's testimony in the believer's life is explored, providing insight into its nature, purpose, and the relationship between this testimony and objective proof. Objections to this concept are also addressed, offering a well-rounded discussion.


The final chapters focus on the Christian's hope in heaven, providing a new perspective on life's challenges, including worry, ethical commitment, persecution, pain, and death. The book concludes with a summary and a call to embrace hope in the face of doubt.


The appendix by Ronald T. Habermas further enriches the book by delving into the developmental theory and its relation to doubt, offering additional insights and practical advice.


"DEALING WITH DOUBT" is an invaluable resource for any Christian grappling with questions of faith, seeking to strengthen their belief, or desiring a deeper understanding of the nature of doubt in the Christian experience. Its thoughtful blend of theology, psychology, and practical advice makes it a must-read for believers at any stage of their spiritual journey.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (December 20, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 220 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8370612961
  • Item Weight: ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches



Dr. Gary R. Habermas is a Distinguished Research Professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Liberty University. He also teaches in the Ph.D. program in theology and apologetics at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. at Michigan State University and an M.A. from the University of Detroit.


He has authored, coauthored, or edited thirty-nine books and contributed more than sixty-five chapters or articles to other books. He has also written well over one hundred articles and reviews for journals and other publications. While his chief areas of research (and the topic of twenty of his books) are issues related to Jesus' resurrection, he has also published frequently on the afterlife, near death experiences, as well as the subjects of suffering and EVIDENCE FOR THE HISTORICAL JESUS: Is the Jesus of History the Christ of Faith.


Over the past fourteen years, he has often been a visiting or adjunct professor, having taught courses at some fifteen different graduate schools and seminaries in the United States and abroad. He and his wife, Eileen, have seven children and thirteen grandchildren, all of whom live in Lynchburg, Virginia.

DEALING WITH DOUBT by Gary R. Habermas

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