While I'm a HUGE fan of Joseph Stowell, it is the subject matter from of each of the essays that prompted me to make this purchase. I'm immensely interested in how the Gospel of Jesus is proclaimed and how each speaker/author addresses the centrality of Jesus in their discourse. I do not plan on simply placing this book on the shelf after I read it. I'm sure that I will refer to one or more essays in my own delivery of the Gospel. I think it is wonderful how this collection was made in honor of Dr. Stowell. In my opinion, he ranks up there with the best of the Pastor/Teachers. Buy it, you'll like it.
An important challenge to understanding your faith
September 29, 2011
This book is a collection of essays by Moody Insitute Faculty on a wide variety of areas woven together by the need to emphasize Christ in these areas: The Church, Defending the Faith, etc. Some of the essays are quite challenging, not for the faint of heart or those with attention issues; not for those unaccustomed to study. All of the essays address important thinking commonly evaded or simply not presented in churches today. If you are serious about taking your faith to a new level of understanding and appreciation for the person and work of Jesus, this is a good place to begin: Excellent writing, very clear writing, very mature considerations.
I found that this book made an excellent gift to present to members of a group I participate with on a regular basis. It requires you to think, and helps equip you to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord in a variety of circumstances. I strongly encourage not only reading it yourself, but gifting it to others to help equip them in defending their faith.