This review was originally written for a popular Christian apologetics site. For the sake of brevity only the conclusion has been included here.
"Can Man Live Without God was an incredible read. This reviewer did not want to put it down, even though more pressing issues called. It not only has apologetic value, but it has counseling value. Its focus on meaning and despair and their foundations in Christ and apart from Christ, respectively, can offer comfort and relief for those who are going through life's inevitable difficulties. The book is quite accessible to all levels of theological or philosophical understanding and is useful for every member of the Body of Christ in carrying out the Great Commission. For the unbeliever, Zacharias challenges them to find meaning apart from Jesus Christ and offers Him as a reliable source of perpetual meaning. It is highly recommended that the reader of this review take the time to read the book in its entirety and think seriously and deeply about what Zacharias has presented."
excellent book, you must take your time though when reading since alot of the ideas ravi addresses dig deep into reason. it contains things such as thinkers that have shaped our world, events which were a result of such philosophy. ravi also supports His thoughts to show where media, and the arts have gone wrong, because its the reflection of the heart when one erases concrete objective morality ( as GOD being the author of it ). He takes you on a wonderful journey and stakes His claim in this book by personally adding some testimonys of things hes experienced, and ends with Jesus and why Jesus is the answer.
Ravi Zacharias has written a masterful apologetic for the Christian faith. It is a must read for any and all serious disciples of Christ. His style avoids the pitfalls of unfamiliar terms, dry, brain numbing language and circular, nefarious (il)logic. As a Sunday high school and young adult Bible teacher, I strongly recommend, "Can Man Live without God?", as a summer reading project for any believing collegiate bound student, young adult group study course or anyone desirous to grasp why the teaching of Jesus Christ is unique -"the way, the truth and the life"- now and for eternity, amongst the world's cacophony of beliefs (including antitheists). This is the best of the best in an arena full of dense, dull, and dry tomes.