Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias

Synopsis from "Respected apologist Ravi Zacharias was once sharing his faith with a Hindu when the man asked: "If the Christian faith is truly supernatural, why is it not more evident in the lives of so many Christians I know?" The question hit hard, and this book is an answer. Its purpose is to equip Christians everywhere to simultaneously defend the faith and be transformed by it into people of compassion.

In addition to writing several chapters himself, Ravi Zacharias brings together many of today's leading apologists and Christian teachers, including Alister McGrath and John Lennox, to address topics present in the very future of worldwide Christianity-from the process of spiritual transformation to the challenges posed by militant atheism and a resurgent Islam."

This book was a wonderful synopsis of different worldviews and how to defend Christianity. I especially enjoyed the chapter on postmodernism. It explained about how there must be absolute truth. Each chapter was written by a different author with a separate topic. Therefore, I could have just picked and chosen which topics were interesting to me. I would definitely recommend this book. "Beyond Opinion," led me to a greater understanding of the many viewpoints in our world today and how to explain mine. It clearly conveyed Biblical truth.

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