Christian Chronicle

In ‘Still Wrestling,’ minister whose wife, son were slain explores faith, doubt

For Les Ferguson Jr., writing a book was a way to deal with his own hurt and pain — and help others, too.

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

A double murder. A destroyed family. A shattered faith.

After the tragic deaths of his wife and 21-year-old son in 2011, minister Les Ferguson Jr. struggled not to believe that God existed but that he cared.

In the newly released “Still Wrestling: Faith Renewed Through Brokenness,” Ferguson explores questions of faith and doubt that helped lead him to a stronger, deeper relationship with his Creator.

Ferguson preaches for the Lake Harbour Drive Church of Christ in Ridgeland, Miss., north of Jackson. He discussed the 224-page book in a telephone interview with The Christian Chronicle.

Read the full interview.

This column appears in the April 2018 edition of The Christian Chronicle.

Related: Modern-day Job preaching again (reporting from Ridgeland, Miss.)

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