Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest Questions Book Review
SUMMARY: Clear, convincing answers to the toughest questions we face.
We all have questions about faith. If there is a God, why is there evil in the world? Why would a loving God send people to hell? Can we trust modern translations of the Bible? Why did Jesus have to die? How can I know God's will for my life? What is God's position on things like abortion, cloning, same-sex marriage, capital punishment, and euthanasia? Should Christians be involved in politics?
With insight and precision, this comprehensive resource addresses one hundred penetrating questions that need satisfying answers, including controversial questions raging in the public sphere and personal questions about family issues, the purpose and meaning of life, and the future of the world.
REVIEW: Contents of the book are laid out in an easy to search manner. The entries have all sorts of tools that are easy to read and understand. Each one has the question, answer, sometimes a description or definition of the subject, application, bible verse references, books for further research, and, if available, websites, DVDs and online video references. I found the answers to be thorough but not pat, with a lot of detail and heart. This is a good book to have for new Christians or even for people are just searching. It is also a good one for Christians, no matter how long you've walked with the Lord, to have on hand when questions arise, whether in your own thinking or if you are presented with one. This is one I hope to keep on my shelves and reference books for a long time.
This book was provided by Baker Books for review without compensation.
Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than ninety books, including When Skeptics Ask and The Big Book of Christian Apologetics.
Jason Jimenez is the founder and president of re|shift ministries, inc. (http://reshiftministries.org/), and has pastored families for over fifteen years. He is the author of The Raging War of Ideas and lives in North Carolina.