Darrell Smith Tackles Explorative Journey of Faith in Book Faith Lies

“We are telling ourselves a story, and we all possess the power to change that story.” In a latter blurb of Darrell Smith’s book, he states how people have the ability to point themselves towards freedom or to be locked up in one’s comfort zone. Faith Lies unravels a fresh perspective on the Bible and a healthier view of faith, especially when an individual has distorted ideas and associations about it.

In his book, Darrell takes an explorative journey in faith and spiritual life. Instead of simply providing answers, it encourages its reader to ask questions and open conversations that will strengthen their faith and deepen their relationship with God and with one another. Through this approach, the book will challenge beliefs and thought processes. It will also encourage being critically honest with inherited faith stories and doctrines, to shake things up and open the opportunity for discovery.

“My prayer for this writing has been that it will cause the kind of questioning that leads to freedom,” Darrell shares. He continues, “Freedom may be hard to spot in your circumstances. We don’t always get a clear picture. Sometimes, we take obscured steps forward. For some of us, we may just see the slightest hint of dawn on the horizon. For others of us, we may not see it all—we may have to remember where the last dawn broke and move toward that memory, trusting in the God who desires our freedom. Wherever it may be in your life or circumstances, my prayer is that you will search for freedom and move toward it. That is where the Spirit of the Lord is.”

Darrell Smith is experienced in exploring, and even protesting religion and spirituality, which has led him to recovery groups, homeless shelters, refugee ghettos, and prisons. A teacher, writer, and an aspiring integral theologian, Darrell’s deep insights, knowledge, and wisdom have come through his experiences of serving and suffering.

He has served in the Alamo Heights United Methodist family of churches since 1999 and founded a non-profit organization where he serves as a director of C3. Additionally, he supported relief initiatives in Central and South America as well as partnered with organizations such as Apprentice, Renovare, and Kairos Prison Ministry.

Faith Lies: 7 Incomplete Ideas That Hijack Faith and How to See Beyond Them takes a transformative approach to brace one’s self for disruption in established notions by being open to how beliefs are dynamic and can evolve through new experiences and information.

Faith Lies: 7 Incomplete Ideas That Hijack Faith and How to See Beyond Them is published by Elm Hill, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. The book is available in paperback, hardbound, and eBook.

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