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You asked: your questions – God’s answers

By William Edgar
July 2014 | Review by James Chittenden

Synopsis

It can be difficult to ask questions, far less answer them. Perhaps you’ve felt that sometimes the questions you really want to ask just can’t be answered. They’re too difficult; too embarrassing; and perhaps you shouldn’t be asking them anyway. William Edgar takes a selection of twenty–four questions just like that – questions that are asked by young adults just like you – and gives a biblical, common sense, unpatronising answer to each. Edgar tackles issues such as ‘Where is God?’ ‘Can we trust the Bible?’ ‘What about love and sex?’ ‘Does God love gay people?’ ‘When will the world end?’ ‘Are there vampires?’ ‘Can I have real friends?’

  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • ISBN: 978-1-78191-143-3
  • Pages: 272
  • Price: 7.99
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Book Review

You asked: your questions. God’s answers

William Edgar
Christian Focus Publications, 272 pages, £9.99
ISBN: 978-1-78191-143-3
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.

James Chittende
Redhill

 

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