Jason Boyett on his upcoming book O Me of Little Faith:

“I’ve honestly had readers tell me that they’d love to read my book, but worry about what their friends or family might think when they see them reading a book about doubt. It sounds flippant, but maybe they should hide my book behind a Playboy. It’s more acceptable to be a Christian with a porn problem than a Christian with a doubt problem.”

“The apostle Paul wrote about the value of boasting about his weaknesses in order to magnify God’s grace. This book is my way of doing that.” Read the full interview here.


  1. I’m not personally afflicted much by doubt. My faith is not the kind of thing in which doubts carry much weight. I suffer from wholly different debilitations.

    Still, the ferocity with which the church attempts to drive away those who express honestly their doubts is deeply troubling to me—and would likely cause me to doubt in the authenticity of the established church if such doubts were able to move me. How the doubt-susceptible make it through any given week is almost beyond me. I trust more wholly in the power of God when I see that not every honest soul has fled the church.

    I have been called into meetings with church elders several times over the past ten years because they fear that some of the things I’ve written might grow weaknesses in the strong of faith, never minding the fact that I write primarily to those who embrace their doubts and wish to put such things in their proper place.

    Boyett’s book doesn’t sound like my kind of reading, but I’m glad that somebody is speaking to these issues.

  2. I appreciate your thoughts here, Dane. If only yours were the position of more people in the church. I have my doubts, but no longer do I question people’s sincerity when they claim not to. Such faith is indeed a gift. The same thing to which you attest also troubles me, but now I worry that doubt is becoming chic. That is not ideal.

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