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: Inter-Varsity Press
- ISBN: 978-1844744084
- Pages: 144
- Price: £7.99
In an easily manageable 140 pages Dan Clark gives an excellent introduction to the Christian faith by looking at three key issues to do with Christianity. First, he spends five chapters answering the question ‘Is Christianity relevant?’ dealing with such issues as suffering in the world and other religions.
Next he tackles the evidence for the resurrection in four simple chapters and then finally he looks at implications of this for people today. The book is clear, faithful to the Bible’s message and wonderfully uncluttered by religious language.
People from all sorts of different backgrounds give a testimony at the end of each chapter. These make a good personal case for believing the gospel truths set out in the rest of the book and are a good way of engaging people with the relevance of these truths in real-life situations.
This book is primarily designed for non-Christians and I think it hits its target well. I would happily give this book to friends or family who were asking about Christianity and wanted to know more. It makes its case clearly and well, and even people who are unfamiliar with the Christian message could easily read this and not get lost in the details.
Instead of buying one, why not buy five and keep them on your shelf so that next time you are talking to someone about the Lord Jesus you can give them a copy straightaway?
The book has also proved useful in our church for talks to the sixth-form college students. The evidence for the resurrection and other apologetics material is well researched and helpful. This means the book is not only good for giving away, but also helpful in sharpening up Christians for talking about their faith.