About Solas and Struggles

Solas and Struggles is a personal blog with a focus on book reviews. However, there are monthly articles and other occasional posts with the intention of imparting some practical or theological truth. The Solas in the title is taken from the 5 solae of the reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria. This is to imply that the site is protestant with an interest in the theology of the reformers and theology in general. The Struggles in the title is to show that Solas and Struggles is not merely interested in doctrine or theology, but also in practicality. I believe that the two, theology and its application, are deeply connected and that a person’s theology informs both their doxology and how they approach every day life. My personal experiences may also be the topic of some posts.

My personal theological views will inform the posts that I publish, however, I often have guest posts by authors from various denominational backgrounds. If you are interested in writing a guest post, please see my contact page so we can discuss details.

About Victoria Foden

I am the primary author of this site. All posts are by me unless otherwise stated.

I am an amateur theologian. I am hesitant to say “Self-taught” theologian as that seems to discount the number of influences both through books and conversations with friends that have impacted the way I look at and understand theology and the Bible. I was raised Christian, but did not have a true encounter or understanding of the gospel until I was 19 years of age and have been reading and learning since.

Reading has been a passion of mine since I was a child. Books have always had a special place in my heart ever since I began with mystery and science fiction as a student. As I’ve gotten older I have developed a taste for gospel-centered and informative non-fiction, so these books will make up most of my reviews and recommendations.

As I mentioned before, my personal theology will inform my reviews and posts. While I try to keep my posts relevant to any Christian denomination, my beliefs are most similar to those of the reformed confessions. For reference, see the Westminster Confession of Faith, The 1689 London Baptist Confession, and the Three Forms of Unity.