Sunday, August 15, 2010

Beyond Opinion – Living the Faith We Defend

by Ravi Zacharias and his global team of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries---Alister McGrath, John Lennox….

Why should youths, even youths, be equipped to defend their faith?

What are the challenges atheism and postmodernism pose and how do we face them?

Why does God allow evil and suffering?

These are some of the questions that are covered in this 360 page book, with 15 chapters divided into 3 parts---Giving and Answer, which is further divided into 2 sections: Addressing the Difficult Questions and Addressing the Questions behind the Questions; Internalizing the Questions and Answers; and Living Out the Answers.

The chapters are written in a sort-of conversational way, so it’s rather easy to understand. Although, some parts requires second readings to get completely. It managed to hold my attention throughout, though sometimes the author would stay on a question for too long.

Personally, I like the cover---the colours and the font used. It looks rather literary. I would prefer it in hardcover, though, as this would be a book I would read again and again.

Kudos to the typography---though the paragraphs be long and sentences long, it doesn’t put me off and instead invites me to read it. It’s very readable.

This book doesn’t just answer the questions, it urges us to live it out, live out the faith. And it does that by giving us examples, bible verses, and ways to do it---practically and spiritually, which is what non-believers are looking for in us---to practice what we preach.

I highly recommend this to anyone who takes their faith seriously. 5 stars.

                                   Pretty, right? :D

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I wrote what I wrote; not forced to give a glowing review; this is what I really think of it. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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