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Reflections on Publishing

Five years ago, InterVarsity Press published my book, “Questioning Your Doubts: A Harvard PhD Explores Challenges to Faith”. I hope the book has been a blessing to its readers and will continue to bless new readers in 2020 and beyond. Since writing the book, I have had the opportunity to travel across the country and speak with individuals who have read the book and know a little of my life story from the illustrations the book contains. Many of these people have become my friends. These people remind me why writing is worth the time and effort.

A book has a life of its own and takes you on a journey beyond what you plan as an author. Many of the individuals who participated in the creation of the book (marketing, design, and original reviewers) have retired or moved on to new positions. I wish all of you well and want to thank you once more for your role in the publication of the book. You were an amazing team.

As for me, on occasion I have reread parts of my own book from the perspective of a reader. In its pages, I have found the courage to pursue goals, keep faith alive, and experience joyful laughter at God’s faithfulness beyond what humans can ever dream.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! – Christina M. H. Powell, PhD

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By Christina M. H. Powell PhD

Dr. Christina M. H. Powell, PhD works in the pharmaceutical industry and is also an ordained Assemblies of God minister and public speaker. She trained as a biomedical research scientist at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry is from Penn State University.