Friday, March 11, 2011

Beyond Opinion

Ravi Zacharias is an author and general editor of Beyond Opinion, a collection of essays about "living the faith we defend" published by Thomas Nelson. There is a wide range of topics such as challenges from youth, Islam, Atheism, and science. Ravi himself writes about the existential challenges of evil and suffering. This book covers more than just matters of the mind and reaches into the heart with topics such as "the role of doubt and persecution in spiritual transformation" and "idolatry, denial, and self-deception."
Do not be intimidated by some of the biggest names in Christian apologetics! This book is very readable and understandable. It isn't something you will sit and read from cover to cover, but essay by essay. Some of it you might not find applicable at this time, but may come back to later. I think this book is good for opening the eyes of the reader, to make them aware of some of the issues out there that non Christians have. Additionally, I think it's a great jumping off point to further exploration of apologetics. Someone who doesn't see a need for such studies may find themselves having a change of mind/heart. This book would also make a great gift for a student heading off to college where many of these issues will come up. All in all, one of the best apologetic books I've read in the past few years.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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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