We should trust the Bible, says Timothy Paul Jones, because it is ‘grounded in the words of a man who died and rose again’ (p.111). Jones’s basic presupposition is this: ‘If we live in a world where it is possible…
- Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
- ISBN: 978-1-78191-143-3
- Pages: 272
- Price: 7.99
You asked: your questions. God’s answers
Christian Focus Publications, 272 pages, £9.99
Star Rating : 3
In this book, aimed at teenagers, William Edgar sets out to answer serious questions about Christianity.
The topics helpfully include ‘Who am I?’, ‘Can we really trust the Bible?’, ‘Is Jesus really God?’, ‘Does God love gay people?’ and ‘Why is there evil?’ as well as including, a little bizarrely, ‘Are women human?’ and ‘Are vampires real?’!
The book could be divided up into three sections: ‘Who God is and what he is like’; ‘Christian living’; and ‘Difficult questions’. The chapters are fairly brief and to the point, with most being about ten pages long. At the end of each chapter there are study questions, which help to further focus your thoughts.
The author addresses each topic clearly and in a style which makes the book easy to read. In the chapters covering the person and deity of Jesus and the reliability of the Bible, Mr Edgar sets forth particularly clear biblical arguments that will help readers gain a good understanding of these vital truths.
The book is, however, slightly let down by the font which could be easier to read. There is also a slightly odd chapter on Mr Edgar’s qualifications, citing personal experience instead of a biblical basis for accepting his answers. Thankfully though, there are Scripture references throughout the book, which are well used to prove his points.
If you have questions about Christianity or friends seeking answers, this could be a helpful starting point.