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4/5 April 7, 2013
Author Rice Broocks, addresses the very important topic of reasoning in faith. Broocks disregards the dichotomy of reason and faith, and instead argues for integrating logical reasoning to our faith in God. The author attempts to address the topics of morality, creation, the origin of life, the purpose of life, the resurrection, biblical authority, and grace; and Broocks seeks to gleen reasoning for our Christian faith from these topics.
Drawing from areas of philosophy, science, history and theology, Broocks seeks to form persuasive arguments for God's existence and his presence in our lives. Though not a bull's eye, Broocks does hit the target, pretty close. The opening narrative seems slightly insincere which may interfere with his attempt to educate believers about the reasoning behind faith.
Regardless, God's Not Dead does effectively provide an option for our faith to be based in reasoning.
Review by Daniel
A compelling argument for Christianity that equips believers like never before.
The goal of God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty is straightforward: to help readers develop “a faith that is real and credible—and strong enough to help others find faith in God.” To that end, Rice Broocks outlines a roadmap that guides seekers to acknowledge the most basic truths of Christianity:
There is overwhelming and exciting evidence for God’s existence
The God who exists is indeed the God of the Bible
God has revealed his nature through his Son, Jesus Christ
Persuasive arguments crafted with tools borrowed from logic, science, and philosophy, as well as scripture, solidify the faith of the Christian reader and provide starting points for discussions with skeptics. With clear, easy-to-follow explanations of key concepts and controversies, God’s Not Dead is apologetics for the twenty-first century, presented in layman’s terms. Readers will be empowered not only to talk about their own faith with confidence but to lead others to a relationship with Jesus.
|Publication Date||March 12, 2013|