Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Book Review: Beyond Opinion, edited by Ravi Zacharias

Those familiar with the work of Ravi Zacharias know that he is one of the leading Christian apologists today.  This book is edited by Ravi, but most of the chapters are written by other Christian apologists.  Ravi did write two of the chapters, and we can assume he "okayed" the others.  However, this book is does a good job of addressing the leading assaults against the Bible and the Truth.

The chapters are divided into different challenges: i.e. "Challenges from Youth", "Challenges from Islam", etc.  This is helpful as a reference. 

This is not a light read, of course, as it does deal with apologetics.  This is such an important area for Christians to know, however for those not familiar with apologetics, this might be a difficult book to get through.

Of course having a different author for each chapter has its advantages and disadvantages.  Each chapter is penned by someone with extensive experience in that area.  The disadvantage is that the writing style is not consistent due to differing writing styles.  I think I would have preferred the consistency; still, there was a ton of great answers and challenges to those that belittle or attack the gospel.

I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an unbiased review. 
The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. 

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