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The Dave Test
A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times
By Frederick W. Schmidt

What People Are Saying

"We've all been both victims and perpetrators of it—the hurtful bit of spiritual sunshine that is foisted upon a suffering soul. In The Dave Test, Fred Schmidt shows us a better way to be: honest, empathetic, vulnerable, earnest, earthy, substantial, and refreshingly uncertain. It is a beautiful vision for a helpful life."
—Mike Stavlund, author of A Force of Will

"In this book find Fred Schmidt's singular ability to translate chronicles of loss and pain into a sanctioned call for honesty about faith as it is lived and as it is allowed to mature in us."
—Phyllis Tickle, author

"The Dave Test is a true and beautifully written book about that most important of questions: What do we do when everything falls apart for us or those we love?"
—Greg Garrett, author of Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief and The Other Jesus