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Great book but lacks student workbook December 21, 2013
Jesus Among Other Gods contains vital introductions to non-biblical Asian religions and shows where biblical truth surpasses their philosophies. The book is impeccably written--clear and simple enough to understand without being at all simplistic. The video (including bonus features) is excellent in both content and production, illustrating clearly some pertinent practices the book and video lessons discuss. The Leader's Guide for small group discussion is also excellent, with a lot of enriching tips and hints especially useful if the leader is not an expert in the "other gods." My one complaint is that I can find no participant's (student's) guide in print or available electronically, so the leader has to extract questions from the Leader's Guide, or buy copies of the Leader's Guide (or illicitly photocopy the Leader's Guide) for the participants' use.
Review by David
In a world with so many religions, why Jesus?
We are living in a time when you can believe anything, as long as you do not claim it to be true. In the name of “tolerance,” our postmodern culture embraces everything from Eastern mysticism to New Age spirituality. But as Ravi Zacharias points out, such unquestioning acceptance of all things spiritual is absurd. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true.
Jesus Among Other Gods provides the answers to the most fundamental claims about Christianity, such as:
- Aren’t all religions fundamentally the same?
- Was Jesus who He claimed to be?
- Can one study the life of Christ and demonstrate conclusively that He was and is the way, the truth, and the life?
In each chapter, Zacharias considers a unique claim that Jesus made and then contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism with compelling insight and passionate conviction. In addition to an impressive breadth of reading and study, he shares his personal journey from despair and meaninglessness to his discovery that Jesus is who He said He is.
“In Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias demonstrates that he is one of the most intellectually gifted as well as spiritually sensitive writers of today’s leading apologists for the Christian faith. Zacharias brings alive the unique power of the claims of Jesus about himself and the utter relevance of his message today for the human condition.”
— David Aikman, author of Great Souls
|Publication Date||February 8, 2002|