Living the Questions Co-author, David Felten, Speaking at The Fountains

David Felten, co-author of the new book, Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity will be speaking at The Fountains (15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.) Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in the 9 & 11:15 a.m. worship services. Pastor at The Fountains, David is also one of the creators of the DVD curriculum series of the same name (See more at

Published by HarperOne, Pastor Felten’s book brings together the voices of top Bible scholars and church leaders — including Marcus Borg, Diana Butler Bass, John Dominic Crossan, Helen Prejean, Brian McLaren, and John Shelby Spong — for a lively and stimulating tour of what the 21st century holds for followers of Jesus. Based on the bestselling DVD course of the same name, Living the Questions explores matters many churches are afraid to address including the humanity of Jesus, homosexuality, and out-dated dogma. It examines traditional faith topics such as the authority of the Bible, atonement, salvation, the rapture, and more in a new and promising light. Critics agree that Living the Questions may cover traditionally complicated topics, but is written in a way that any lay person can understand. It invites the reader into a life-long conversation about faith, life, and the future of Christianity.

Released in August, 2012, Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity recently topped the Amazon best-seller list at #1 in Theology.

“A welcome book that is bold (without being contentious) and courageous (without needing to be triumphant), Felten and Procter-Murphy give voice to a faith that provides a profound alternative to the dominant ideology of ‘American Christianity.’ Attention should be paid!”

            – Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

“A rich, wise, helpful and important book—virtually a manifesto of progressive Christianity.”

            – Marcus Borg, author of Evolution of the Word

“This has been sorely needed for years. Felten and Procter-Murphy provide an unusual clarity about the issues that commonly confuse and divide people in our churches today and then open a pathway to a more vital and even exciting way to approach the Christian faith in the 21st century.”

            – Fred C. Plumer, President, Progressive

Other Book-signing Events:

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You can also find David with his co-author, Jeff Procter-Murphy, at one of these upcoming book-signing events:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers 10500 N. 90th St. (Pima & Shea) Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., (Desert Ridge) Phoenix, Arizona

Get more info on Living the Questions by contacting info(at) and join the conversation by visiting

Browse inside the book by clicking HERE.


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