Searching Issues

Nicky Gumbel

Tough Questions, Straight Answers

From Why does God allow suffering? to Is faith irrational? this book explores and discusses common objections to the Christian faith.

Drawing on several years of talking through these issues with people looking for answers, Nicky Gumbel offers clear, accessible and reasoned responses to the questions that surround faith and Christianity in the modern world. He goes beyond the logic of each question and applies it to a wider understanding of God’s identity and our own identity, with practical suggestions for dealing with these issues in everyday life.

‘Gumbel’s combination of humour, anecdote, metaphysics, quotations from the Bible and complex theology are both persuasive and compelling.’ – The Observer

The book’s seven chapters are:

  1. Why does God allow suffering?
  2. What about other religions?
  3. Is there a conflict between science and Christianity?
  4. What about the new spirituality?
  5. Does religion do more harm than good?
  6. Is the trinity unbiblical, unbelievable and irrelevant?
  7. Is faith irrational?

Many of the chapters are also available to purchase as individual booklets.  The whole book is also available as an ebook.

Illustrations throughout the book are by Charlie Mackesy.

Product details:

  • Author: Nicky Gumbel
  • English Paperback
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Published: May 2018
  • Weight: 100g
  • Number of Pages: 124
  • Thickness: 9 mm
  • Height: 198 mm
  • Width: 130 mm
  • ISBN: 9781473680739
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About the author

Nicky Gumbel led Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) from 2005 to 2022. Before this he read law at Cambridge and theology at Oxford, and practised as a barrister. Nicky is the pioneer of Alpha, a 15-session introduction to the Christian faith now running in over 100 countries around the world, and author of a number of bestselling books including Questions of Life and Searching Issues. Nicky is married to Pippa. They live in central London and have three children.