This concise book was written to examine and answer many of the most common questions, doubts and fears expressed by both Christians and non-believers. The author Dave maintains a great balance in his sources, using logic to reason from Scripture, history, philosophy, science, and personal experience to provide clear and relevant answers for these questions. It is also evangelical and even devotional at times.
Although the book is built around these common questions, the scope is actually much further reaching. In examining these uncertainties and doubts, Dave blends an assortment of classic apologetic arguments, sample conversations, and personal antidotes that make for a very engaging reading experience, and will equip the reader to be able to apply these principles to these and other questions that sometimes occur in a wide variety of situations.
We recommend this book for all levels of readers, both believers and non-believers. I believe the primary benefactors will be the doubters who are honestly searching for the truth about Christianity, and the newer Christians who would need answers to the difficult questions in order to strengthen their faith and be equipped to discuss these issues with others. The book also makes a great review and reference for experienced apologists, and the short concise chapters and the very economical price make it ideal for Bible study classes.
Once I received the book Ã¢â¬ËWhy Trust Jesus?', I immediately jumped into the words that Dave Sterrett offered as he took an honest look at doubts, plans, hurts, desires, fears, questions, and pleasures. Dave Sterrett answers these tough questions with compelling evidence from Scripture and philosophy. As you read this book, you will find that he has wrestled through the issues in order to give us practical , biblical answeres, not just theological idioms.
Why Trust Jesus by Dave Sterrett reveals truths about the charcter and nature of Jesus Christ. The book is divided into a series of chapters which focus on the very character of Christ- sharing personal struggles, disappointments and solid Biblical truths and evidence as to the resurrection and life of Christ. Both spiritual seekers and Christ followers can benefit from the arguments presented which defend the trustworthyness of Jesus.
In my own walk with the Lord, I strive to love the Lord with all of my heart and soul, but often neglect to love Him with all of my mind as well. I have read the Bible and strive to live according to the teachings of Jesus, but do not have answers to many questions that arise. By using scripture, literary evidence and historical documents, Sterrett provides tools to the reader that aid in understanding His faithfulness. For example, one can read the Bible and share his or her faith upon personal testominies and experiences. However, Sterrett takes it one step further... explaining the faults of pantheism, problems associated with the Gnostic gospels and reliable historical facts regarding the resurrection and divine nature of Christ. Throughout the book, the character of God is revealed to be soverign and in control... no matter what circumstance may arise.
Why Trust Jesus acknowledges and proves the truthworthy being of Christ. My favorite aspect of the book is how Sterrett incorporates both personal stories, as well as historical truths. The genuine and bold faith of the author is expressed through his writings. I am thankful for the truths revealed and explained in Why Trust Jesus.