A good friend of mine suggested a book to me after she read my blog. The book, CONVICTIONS: How I Learned What Matters Most, by Marcus J. Borg, has been a great help to me! Borg deals with many of the questions that I have had concerning inerrancy of the Bible. As I've mentioned before, I SO BADLY want the faith I once had, but life and education and scientific discovery left me having to choose between intellect and faith. How could I deny intellectual findings? Just the concept of "God's wisdom is greater than our foolishness" wasn't cutting it for me. Yet I couldn't deny the fact that I felt a true Spirit within me, Someone who has comforted me and given me peace for years.
I could restate Borg, and Rob Bell, and other authors, but instead I just suggest that you read for yourself! They deal with these questions/concepts much better than I ever could.
Bottom line, I finally feel like I can sincerely worship God and cherish the Bible as truth again, without holding to Biblical inerrancy. What a load off my heart and spirit!