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Stepping Stones for Stumbling Saints




 
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Author: Robin Wentworth Mayer.

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Are you looking for a companion as you journey along life's way? Someone who is there with you and can help you spot the stepping stones? Robin Wentworth Mayer's words and stories will ring true to you. Stepping Stones for Stumbling Saints is a collection of conversational essays that illustrate the all too familiar ways in which we stumble in the walk of faith. Mayer doesn't leave you alone and off the path, but helps you regain your footing with helpful suggestions and grace-filled insights on practical ways that Scripture applies to our daily living.

"My only criticism of this book is that I didn't write it. Stepping Stones for Stumbling Saints is what happens when sharp writing meets robust thinking. If you're a stumbler like me, you'll love this wise, little book."
Phillip Gulley, author of Front Porch Tales and Home to Harmony.

Robin Wentworth Mayer is an ordained minister and pastor in the Church of the Brethren. She holds degrees in pyschology and theology, has worked as a therapist, and has written a regular column for Messenger magazine on living the life of faith.

From the preface... I get headaches in the self-help sections of Christian bookstores. All those titles promising "triumphant Christian living" feel more like indictment than inspiration to me. I rarely finish a how-to book. Generally I find them to be superficial in content and simplistic in outlook. To be truthful, I've been mad at Oprah Winfrey ever since she lost all that weight. I could forgive her for losing it, but I resent the peptalks. I get so disgusted with pat answers and empty platitudes I hear on radio talk shows that I'd call in and challenge them if I weren't afraid someone would recognize my voice and tell me kids, causing them cruel and unusual embarrassment.
I don't mean to sound cynical. It's just that when I'm struggling I don't want a coach or a cheerleader--I want a companion. And I know that a lot of struggling believers feel the same way.
I have two degrees in psychology, but I didn't write Stepping Stones to do counseling. I graduated from seminary magna cum laude, but Stepping Stones is not a theological treatise. I've been a pastor for ten years, but Stepping Stones contains little that could be called preaching.
Stepping Stones won't give you all the answers to all your questions or solve all your problems. But I hope it will give you a place to pause and consider the questions as well as some fresh insight to the practical ways that Scripture applies to life.

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