Thursday, March 17, 2016

Reasons To Believe by Dennis B. Moles and Ryan P. Whitson

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Aneko Press (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1622453069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1622453061

Why would a good God allow suffering?
Has science disproven God?
Is the Bible really trustworthy?
Is it reasonable to believe in God?
Do all religions teach the same thing?

Questions like these can peak curiosities, stimulate thinking, and challenge faith in God. Reasons to Believe takes ten relevant questions about God, the Bible, and the Christian life head-on and provides thoughtful, easy-to-understand responses in one concise resource. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, Reasons to Believe can serve as a timely tool to answer questions, remove doubts, deepen Christian conviction, and provide compelling reasons to believe.

Reasons to Believe is an easy-to-understand book for the individual with questions.

My take on this book:
Reasons To Believe is just what is says, it answers the who what and why of the Bible and God and really does give the reader a reason to believe.

Almost everyone has questions or doubts about the Christian faith, and it's often hard to know where to turn to for answers that are easy to understand while also being informative. Reasons To Believe provides the answers. There are ten chapters and each chapter focuses on a different question. Smoothly written in a conversational style that is easy to comprehend, each chapter consists of a personal story, information based on the question that is being focused on, along with relevant scripture reference which allows the reader to dig into their Bible. The chapter wraps up with several questions that will allow the user to reflect and think about their own personal experiences. Some of the chapters include, is the Bible trustworthy, what is a worldview and why does it matter, and did Jesus rise from the dead? Because each chapter is a stand alone the book can be read in any order, I like that there is a table of contents that allowed me to pick a particular topic, and that's how I used this book, instead of reading it cover to cover, I found myself turning to chapters that were relevant to questions that I had. One of the first chapters I read was did Jesus rise from the dead, and this chapter provides five facts about the resurrection that are historically verifiable. The author also presents several common objections about the resurrection and then provides information that answers those objections in a constructive way while also sharing ideas on how to have conversations with doubting friends or family. Overall a very informative read, one that I think would perfect for personal Bible study, but would also work in a small group setting. For me it wasn't a book to be devoured in one sitting, but instead absorbed slowly, I have been reading a chapter a week, using it as a Bible study. 

Whether you're a seasoned Christian, a new believer or just perhaps someone who doesn't really know a lot about Jesus and the Gospel this book really is for you. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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