Finding My Way in Christianity: Recollections of a Journey is a story of dealing with the differences within the Christian community that is both personal and theologically reflective. With a diverse cross-cultural background, exceptional theological education, and fascinating personal experience, author Dr. Herold Weiss is uniquely qualified to write about this topic.
This notable book outlines the author's experiences starting in Montevideo, Uruguay and moving through various educational experiences and teaching positions. It is no accident that the chapter titles reflect geographical locations, as the journey through space provides an illuminating metaphor for the faith journey that accompanies it.
Some of the people you meet in this book will make you angry. Others will make you thankful to be a Christian. Some will evoke your sympathy even as you seek to understand why they acted as they did. All of them will help give you some insight into what goes into a successful journey of faith. You can read Finding My Way in Christianity either as an interesting story or as theological reflection. The author's experiences will resonate with many of us who have experienced the divisions within the Christian community and dealt with those who would silence dissent. Dr. Weiss' story comes primarily within one denomination, but it follows outlines that will be familiar to many.
If you find yourself on a journey of faith, you owe it to yourself to read Finding My Way in Christianity.
Related informational links:
- Bob Wonderly Review in Adventist Alumni
Trust me Adventist Alumni: Herold's book is a must read.
- Finding My Way
Publisher Henry Neufeld's reflections on publishing this book.
- Joel Watts Review
Weiss is retired now, but still actively involved in a Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist congregation local to him. How is this possible? Because he long ago, maybe with the help of Bultmann and later his fellow colleagues, realize that one could continue to question and advocate for a richer faith through historical criticism and still find his way in a congregation of the faithful.