Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

11/02/2012 (8:42 pm)

Read This Book

I have been focusing on Christian apologetics for the last couple of years rather than politics. As part of the fruit of that focus, I have just published my first book, entitled He’s Greater Than You Know: Essays For A Doubting Christian.

A doubting Christian challenged participants in an Internet chat room to answer five questions that, to him, made Evangelical Christianity seem incoherent. I answered him out of my own wrestling with the faith, and the book is the result.

There are no cliches here, and I respectfully decline the pat answers usually taught in Evangelical circles; they are the reason this fellow was doubting in the first place. Instead, I draw on my own experiences with God, and on sensible readings of the words of Jesus and the Apostles. It’s a quick and pleasant read, if I do say so myself, but you may have to pause to ponder; it’s full of ideas worth pondering.

The questions I address are these:

  • Can a person willfully choose to believe and follow Christ even if they highly doubt some major areas of the faith?
  • Why does God not supernaturally differentiate himself from all the other beliefs through easily verifiable displays of His power on a scale that all men can take note of?
  • Why did God primarily choose to reveal his specific nature to humanity through the medium of the written word when the written word is not very easily accessible or provable to all people of all time periods?
  • How is it just for a benevolent God to allow people to be separated from him for all eternity without first giving them reasonable evidence to believe in Him? and finally,
  • Why would a benevolent God choose to design us in such a way that we must now be born spiritually dead and then add to that the suffering of living in a physically fallen planet?

The book is available in trade paperback and Kindle format. Click on the book image in this post or the one in the sidebar to the right, to visit Amazon.com and peek inside the book.

Oh, one more thing: there is no way this book would ever have made it this far without the loving assistance, prayers, and patience of my wife, Shelly. She also gets credit for assisting me with the cover art, and with some editing help.

Thanks, and enjoy!

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