Needed more nakedness
DISCLAIMER: I received an Advance ReaderÃ¢ÂÂs Copy of the book Naked God by Martin Ayers from Matthias Media Publishers in exchange for a publicized review of the book.
Of all the books I have reviewed so far Ã¢ÂÂ and it isnÃ¢ÂÂt many I know Ã¢ÂÂ this one has been the most disappointing. It is not a bad book nor is it full of errors. I guess I had hoped for more from the title. Ayers said his goal was to do with God what the Ã¢ÂÂNaked ChefÃ¢ÂÂ has done with food. In other words, strip away all of the assumptions and added nomenclatures about God and reveal the plain and simple truth about God. He does encounter some of the atheistic points of view and their contentions, but I feel he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt go quite far enough. He leads the reader through a series of chapters that instead of revealing the truth about God and letting the facts fall where they may, he leads to a direction where at the end of the book there is a chapter on salvation and even a Ã¢ÂÂsinnerÃ¢ÂÂs prayerÃ¢ÂÂ to be prayed to become a Christian. While that is certainly fine, I just felt it gave the book a feel of more of a gimmick rather than a real breakdown of falsehoods and misgivings about God. There will be those who will never come to Christ outside of this book, and for that I say Ã¢ÂÂTo God be the Glory!!Ã¢ÂÂ I just feel he wound up in a different place than his title and goal suggested. ItÃ¢ÂÂs still a good place, but would have liked to have seen what the other place would look like.
September 28, 2012