“I believe, please help my unbelief”. This is often the cry of our hearts. In this book Michael wrestles with the issue of belief and unbelief. Why do we believe? How do we believe? What is faith and how do I increase it? If you find yourself struggling with doubt, apathy in faith, or just want to believe more today than you did yesterday, this resource is for you.



“As I began to read Michael Patton’s text Increase My Faith, I quickly grew intrigued.  Then I found myself drawn into his carefully-delineated concepts regarding the nature of faith.  I was especially intrigued by his repeated depictions of his “Belief-O-Meter”—what an original and helpful aide to illustrating these thoughts!  Moreover, the practical implications of these thoughts for personal belief, handling one’s doubts, and so on that are found on almost every page combine to make this volume a very valuable resource.”

Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

“Michael Patton has provided us with a rich, intelligent guide to faith.  Besides the clarity of writing and practicality, the strength of the book resides in the very careful distinctions Patton makes, along with his identification of the real-life implications of those distinctions.  This is an important book and I highly recommend it.” 

J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology and author of The God Question

“We live in days of doubt. The unrelenting barrage of skepticism and uncertainty has left many feeling like the man who cried out to Jesus, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” This book is a welcome, thoughtful answer to that age-old request. I have known Michael Patton for almost thirty years, and I can’t think of a more spiritually qualified person to write this book. His own faith has been severely tested and refined in the crucible of deeply trying times. I have watched his faith grow, and it has blessed my life.”

Read this book to inform and increase your faith.

Mark Hitchcock (Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Edmond, OK)

 Chapter titles and descriptions:

1. Faith Cubed?
2. Knowing What You Believe
3. Know Why you Believe
4. Conviction
5. Referred Conviction
6. Rational Conviction
7. Adding Evidence to Our Conviction
8. First-Hand Faith or “God Things”
9. Forensic Conviction for Christ and the Death of My Sister
10. Faith is a Decision
11. Fixing our Faith
Appendix A: How to Study the Bible in a Nutshell
Appendix B: Arguments for the Existence of God in a Nutshell
Appendix C: Arguments for the Resurrection of Christ in a Nutshell

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry