A Curious Faith will especially help those who are perhaps flirting with deconstruction, asking questions about the faith they’ve inherited. Ferguson Wilbert makes space for doubt within an orthodox theology: “I need God to be more sovereign than I am, more faithful, more kind, more creative, more of every good thing that exists, because of my doubt. Because of my doubt, I need a God who is not like me.”

Over 32 short chapters, Lore walks us through specific questions and the value of questioning more generally. A Curious Faith is beautifully written with an honest familiarity, and the author avoids the dual temptations to either minimise pain or wallow in it. Ultimately, this is a hopeful and helpful book: “To ask a question is to hope that what we currently know isn’t the whole story. It’s a gamble that we deep down want to win.”