Recommended Reading for the Alpha Talks As your Alpha Course guests wrestle with life questions about Jesus, faith, and God, there are many other difficult questions and issues that often come up, such as: Why does God allow suffering?, What about other religions?, Is there anything wrong with sex before marriage?, What is the Christian attitude toward homosexuality?, and Is there a conflict between science and Christianity? In Searching Issues, pastor Nicky Gumbel addresses these questions and others most frequently asked by believers and seekers alike in a way that is straightforward, practical, easy-to-understand. This book is ideal for Alpha Course guests who are struggling with these challenging issues, as well as for members of your Alpha team to help them learn how to speak to these questions when they come up in discussion. We recommend you make it available to your guests and helpers for purchase or as a gift. Individual chapters are available in booklet form. About the Author: Nicky Gumbel is the pioneer of the Alpha Course. He studied law at Cambridge and theology at Oxford, practiced as a lawyer, and is now senior pastor of Holy Trinity Brompton church in London, one of England''s fastest growing churches.