The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith

by Matthew Lee Anderson

Do we know what it means to question well?

We need not fear questions, but by the grace of God, we have the safety and security to rush headlong into them and find ourselves better for it on the other side.

Faith isn’t the sort of thing that will endure as long as our eyes are closed. The opposite is the case: Faith helps us see, and that means not shrinking from the ambiguities and the difficulties that provoke our most profound questions.

In our embrace of questioning, we must learn to question well. In our uncertainty, we must not give up the task of walking worthy of the calling that Christ has placed upon us. For we have not yet reached the end of our exploring.

This book is written to aid you in faithfully questioning your foundations.

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Christians are often accused of being unwilling to ask the hard questions. Matthew Lee Anderson not only embraces asking the hard questions as core to the Christian life, but equips the reader with the tools necessary to effectively engage in this practice in a manner that refines our ability to think, understand, and live for the gospel.

Paul Spears

Director of Torrey Honors Institute, Biola

I wish I had read this book a long time ago! Learning to question well is one of the most important things we can teach young people to do. I will be recommending this book to the many young people I work with every day.

Sean McDowell

educator, speaker, author of Apologetics for a New Generation

In a world where “dialogue” and “conversation” are buzzwords but rarely well practiced, and where doubt and questioning seem to be more about a scene than a search for truth, Matthew Lee Anderson’s The End of Our Exploring comes as a breath of fresh air. Clearheaded, personal, witty and wise, Anderson’s book presents a sensible framework for epistemology that is sorely needed today.

Brett McCracken

author of Hipster Christianity and Gray Matters