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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask


There are so many questions that are often poised to Christians that for awhile not many had the answer to. Where to find certain scriptures that pertain to the subject? How would Jesus handle the situation and most of all, in every question, how can we make sure that we are leading them ultimately to seek God and His Word for the answers?

I was so excited when Tyndale House Publishers asked me to review the book, The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask, by Mark Mittelberg and Lee Strobel simply because I wanted to know what are those questions that are the most difficult to answer for a Christian. This book not only provides a sampling of the questions, but shows you not only the scripture references but how to approach the subject like Jesus would instead of just handing them the answer.

One hot subject for me was the question pertaining to "Why do you condemn homosexuality when it's clear that God made gays and that he loves all people the same?" I have so many teens that are friends of our daughters that are confused with this very issue. I love the way this chapter handles it. It takes you back to the story of the Samaritan woman at the well and the confrontation with her and Jesus.

The chapter defines that the most important thing isn't handing them scripture references out of the Bible, but understanding their arguments against those very scriptures and how to deal with them. It all ties things back to God's original purpose of marriage and sex and that no matter what the sexual issue is, if you are not married, you don't get to participate in it. That marriage is defined as one man and one woman. When you keep that as your basis the rest is pretty easy to manage.

More subjects include:

Why are Christians so obsessed with abortion?
What makes you so sure God even exists?
How could a good God allow so much suffering?
Why should I believe heaven and hell exist?
Did evolution put God out of a job?

And many, many more. Not only that but there is a chapter specifically devoted to questions Christians should hope our friends would ask us. If you would like to know more about this outstanding reference book that I would rate a 5 out of 5 stars, please click on the title below:

5 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great book! Hmm...

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  2. This sounds like one book that all Christians should read. Some things are so hard to answer without condemnation. By the way, I love your header on here!

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  3. This book sounds really interesting. Lee Strobel - why does that name sound familiar? I feel like I've read something by him before. I'll have to add this to my to-reads list!

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