By Les Ferguson Jr.
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’s characters.
Life happens to us all. When good turns to bad, the journey from bad back to good can seem impossible. In this candid book, Pastor Les Ferguson shares his true 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 Les’s journey through tragedy to a deep, renewed faith.
Les approaches God’s word from a perspective entirely different from the average Sunday school book. He guides readers through a study of the Bible’s characters by examining their humanity, seeing their fears, and acknowledging their weaknesses, exploring our own brokenness through the broken characters of God’s Word.
''All of us have had to deal with pain at some level in our life's journey. 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 as he writes about Still Wrestling. You will be blessed for the effort.''
--Al Robertson, author and speaker from A&E's Duck Dynasty
Les Ferguson Jr. holds a BA in Bible from Magnolia Bible College and an MA in New Testament Preaching from Johnson University. Following a six-year Navy career, he spent twenty years in youth and pulpit ministry positions. After the double murders of his wife and disabled son, Les temporarily left ministry. He has since married his childhood sweetheart and returned to preaching at the Lake Harbor Drive Church of Christ. They have six sons and one grandson between them. Les has maintained the popular blog Desperately Wanting to Believe Again since 2013 and is a columnist for The Clarion-Ledger.
''All of us have had to deal with pain at some level in our life's journey. 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 as he writes about Still Wrestling. You will be blessed for the effort.'' --Al Robertson, author and speaker from A&E's Duck Dynasty
''Preachers are reminded to realize as we preach, 'There are troubles and heartaches on every pew.' Most people who read this will have experienced pain and searing loss. Those who haven't probably will. When it comes to heartache and tragedy, however, few people will even know anyone who has experienced anything approaching what this young preacher has lived through. . . . This book uses Bible characters and their experiences that parallel Les's own struggles as he comes back to full faith, all the way back to ministering to others. God forbid that you or I ever face the terror and loss Les faced, but reading this book will fortify you for whatever tragedy and loss comes your way.'' --Cecil May Jr., Dean Emeritus, Faulkner University
''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
Dimensions (inches) 8.25 x 5.5
Weight (pounds) .5