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USC Book Club: Simple Faith

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April 2012:

Simple Faith: Moving Beyond Religion As You Know It to Grow in Your Relationship with God

By Margaret Silf


As we mature through life, all of us are challenged by complex questions that can become roadblocks to developing a meaningful relationship with God: What is the meaning of life? How can I know God exists? Why do bad things happen to good people? In Simple Faith, Margaret Silf breaks such big questions down to open a path forward, reassuring us that we don’t need to have all the answers to have faith in God.

This book takes readers on a guided journey of discovery with simple reflection questions and illustrative metaphors from everyday life. Along the way we come to accept that the questions we ask—rather than the facts we think we have—are what can deepen our faith. Ultimately, Silf aims to show us that “faith is not to know, but to trust.”

—Elizabeth Lefebvre, Editorial Assistant, U.S. CATHOLIC

Simple FaithLoyola Press says: Margaret Silf believes faith is not about mastering the “facts” of religion, but about encountering the mystery of God and forming a relationship with the Divine.

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