Still Wrestling

Faith Renewed Through Brokenness

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Pub Date 10 Apr 2018 | Archive Date 14 Aug 2018

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In the aftermath of a double murder, a destroyed family, and a shattered faith, Les gives hope to others wrestling with God through a dramatically different study of the Bible. 


Life happens to us all. When good turns to bad, the journey from bad back to good can seem impossible. In this candid book, Les Ferguson shares his story of when he struggled to believe not that God existed but that he cared. The questions of faith and doubt shared in Still Wrestling show the journey Les took through tragedy to a deep, renewed faith. 


Les approaches Scripture from an entirely different perspective than you might hear in Sunday school. With Les as your guide, you can learn to read your Bible in fresh, new ways and relate to the people of Scripture, examining their humanity, seeing their fears, and acknowledging their weaknesses. His perspective on brokenness will encourage you to bring your entire life, even your doubts, before God.

In the aftermath of a double murder, a destroyed family, and a shattered faith, Les gives hope to others wrestling with God through a dramatically different study of the Bible. 


Life happens to us...


Advance Praise

“What an incredible opportunity we all have to grow from the life of Les Ferguson! There is no better guide to dealing with the doubts and questions that come from life’s tragedies than Les. Follow his ongoing journey of insight and understanding in Still Wrestling.” 

—Al Robertson, author and speaker from A&E's Duck Dynasty 


“This book is the best case study I know of to show that the meaning of a biblical text, to some large extent, depends on what we bring to the text. Ferguson brings to the text the gifts of his gut—the loss, anger, anguish, longing, and doubt—plus writing craftsmanship, imagination, humor, and honesty. The outcome for us is a fresh, rich study of the Bible that will connect with the deepest parts of our own guts. These texts will never sound the same. I am filled with gratitude for this book!” 

—Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary 


“How can you hear hope in the stories of the Bible when you’ve experienced deep tragedy? Still Wrestling offers a path, but it is not an easy one. In a down-to-earth style, Les invites us into his world to see how he emerged from darkness, though his journey is not over yet. Les is still wrestling, as are we all.” 

—John Mark Hicks, Professor of Theology, Lipscomb University 


“I’m on my knees praying that you will let this powerful book change your life. This story is real. Les Ferguson is real. Pain and death are real. Heaven and victory are real! Walk with Les on this incredible journey—you’ll be glad you did.” 

—Ray Fulenwider, minister, Midlothian Church of Christ, author of The Prayer-Driven Church 


“Les Ferguson tackles difficult questions of faith through the lens of his own brokenness and from the perspectives of biblical characters who also fell into the abyss. Yet, Still Wrestling is hopeful and faith-affirming. If you’re seeking easy answers, you won’t find them here. If you want to experience anew the grace that reaches into the deepest pit, read on.”   

—Dr. David Enyart, retired Professor of Preaching, Johnson University 


“As a life-long member of the Church of Christ, I really admire my brother Les Ferguson’s writing and his grappling with serious issues. I've done my own wrestling, and I truly appreciate his story.” 

—Pat Boone, entertainer, member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame 


“Les Ferguson’s story is not a happy, trust Jesus and your life will always be sunshine and roses kind of story. It’s a story of heartbreak and betrayal, of sleepless nights and more tears than anyone could count. It’s also the story of a man who wrestles with God and lives to tell about it. Do yourself a favor and read this book.” 

—John Alan Turner, author of Still Me: Life as a Work in Progress 


“How refreshing it is to read a book by a leader who doesn’t ignore the hard questions. Les not only asks the questions, but he is honest enough to admit that there are times where it is difficult to speak with confidence about the presence of God. With refreshing candor, Les shows that suffering is not evidence that God is not with us. It is proof that he is.” 

—Gordon Dasher, elder, Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ 


“Les tells his story without any sugar coating or false religiosity. It’s a story of pain, but more than that, it’s a story of overcoming. You’ll find strength in this book. You may even find God in a way you never though possible.”  

—Joe Beam, PhD, author of Seeing the Unseen 


“I’ve known Les for years—before, during, and after the tragic events that took his wife and son. I’ve watched him wrestle with God and, against all odds, return to faith. This book will reach the hearts of the hurting. It is a necessary corrective to the smiling image we tend to show the world.” 

—Patrick Mead, minister, Fourth Avenue Church of Christ 


“In Still Wrestling, Les allows us to share his experience of horror, anger, fear, and desperation, and he leads us to a deeper, more radical understanding of what it means to walk with God—a walk that takes us through, not around, the valley of the shadow of death.”  

—Bobby Valentine, minister, Eastside Church of Christ 


“Preachers are taught to remind themselves that, ‘There are troubles and heartaches on every pew.’ Most people who read this book will have experienced pain and loss. Those who haven’t probably will. Still Wrestling will fortify you for whatever tragedy and loss come your way.” 

—Cecil May Jr., Dean Emeritus, Faulkner University 

“What an incredible opportunity we all have to grow from the life of Les Ferguson! There is no better guide to dealing with the doubts and questions that come from life’s tragedies than Les. Follow...


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