A Feature Review of
Why I Left / Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son
Bart Campolo / Tony Campolo
Reviewed by Jeff Nelson.
Early in this book, Bart Campolo shares the story of what led to his leaving the Christian faith. During a ride on his bike, he crashed head-first into a tree that led to weeks of recovering his memory followed by fresh realizations related to identity and belief. Among such realizations came one of the biggest: he, the son of a nationally renowned evangelical leader and speaker and with his own long career as a pastor, speaker, and missionary himself, no longer believed in God.