It was self-giving, sacrificial, for others. The book is divided into two sections: 1. However, I found my self bored after the reading the first few entries. In addition to writing several chapters himself, Ravi Zacharias brings together many of today's leading apologists and Christian teachers, including Alister McGrath and John Lennox, to address topics present in the very future of worldwide Christianity--from the process of spiritual transformation to the challenges posed by militant atheism and a resurgent Islam. Systems at Northeast Texas Community College.
Lots to think about in this chapter and I will definitely be going back for a reread. Though the book is organized in a logical manner, it would work fine to take the segment you are interested in and read just that portion. Discussions include conversational apologetics, broader cultural challenges, the age-old question of evil and suffering, and challenges arising from cultural differences. Christianity, or Hinduism, or Atheism, or Capitalism, or the Disney empire? Most chapters in this section dealt with issues I have read a little about previously but they all offered something new to think about. Speak to all cultures in a language that they understand. Islam must be dealt with as it has a Pride that seems to sweep up a fair share of frustrated youth try telling a lustful confused teenage boy that Islam offers eternal Houris sex-slaves in Allah's paradise.
Unbelievers and adherents of other religions will find themselves quite challenged by what is presented here. The third part, titled living out the answers deals with the church's role in apologetics. Also, it's not extremely theologically in depth so it's good for those who are new to apologetics or just the Christian faith! Westerners are enamored by size, largesse, number of hands raised, and so on. I first saw Ravi Zacharias in an open forum discussion in regards to questions about Christianity on You Tube. We have taken your user experience into account, so here you will be able to perform a quick search and easily find the ebook you were looking for. In 30 pages the author there does better at handling questions regarding faith and science than can be found in many books of much more significant size.
Jeyachandran, Amy Orr-Ewing, Sam Soloman, Michael Ramsden, et al. It is not your standard multi-author apologetic. Some of the other chapters hurt my brain a bit as they were a tad scholarly but every chapter had much insightful instruction and were worth reading. The chapters were written by various scholars who I believe work for Ravi's ministry. Zacharias does a good job at handling the existential challenges of our day.
Since I received and started reading Beyond Opinion, I've read many other books. Thankfully we have Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend, by Ravi Zacharias. . The text is broken into three sections. It is definitely not a book for the beginning apologist. We as a church have lost that intentionality regarding our young people and I am determined to make apologetic thinking a part of their education and skills! Many other former regime members have also dedicated their lives to Christ and are active in the church today.
The purpose of the title was to collect essays that focus on applying apologetics in the real world. Several chapters were very enlightening, especially ones exploring other religions and how to engage with their followers in a respectful manner. Satisfaction Guaranteed and Easy Returns We are committed to serving you and your family with the best resources, but if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, we'll make it right. The writers either tried to cover more ground than they could amply explain in their essay, or they used complicated language that bogged me down. This book provides many great authors who come together to counter arguments against Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. His most For over thirty-five years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world in great halls and universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford. I have yet to meet a Muslim woman who will talk about what women eternally receive in Allah's paradise.
Obviously this book requires time for reflection and study. In the conclusion Ravi Zacharius sums up with the reminder that the apologist is trying to win the person not the argument. Took some effort to read properly. A small complaint from a totally design perspective was the wide text column, and small font, getting really a few too many characters in a single line. A point that came through strongly throughout the book is the need to seek understanding of what others actually believe first and the importance of living a life that is being transformed when we are seeking to share the gospel.
Mostly because they fail to properly deal with themselves Go watch the Fate Of The Furious movie and ponder. Respected apologist Ravi Zacharias was once sharing his faith with a Hindu when the man asked: If the Christian faith is truly supernatural, why is it not more evident in the lives of so many Christians I know? The only name that stood out to me was Alister McGrath, but the insight of the others was beneficial. Give us a call and we will refund your order. The most troublesome question of all, however, came from a Hindu friend. He also gives an honest discussion on the mystery, reality, universality, and complexity of evil. God has eternally loved humanity, the Church and the Son of God. It's worth reading simply because Ravi Zacharias has his name on it.
From chapter to chapter one could find great depth in reasoning and arguments for faith. This book, written for popular consumption as apposed to an academic audience , centers on the relational-reality model of apologetics. I also like some of the contributors to this volume. It is not content to skim the surface of difficulties but probes deeply into not just the unbeliever but also the believer and the challenges faced by both and all. Lewis and Alister McGrath throughout all the essays, which I personally always enjoy. In addition to his own contributions, Ravi Zacharias brings together the global team of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, including Alister McGrath and John Lennox, to suggest a new vision for Christian apologetics in this century.