Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ [Hardcover]Ravi Zacharias, Vince VitaleFaithWords / 2017 / Hardcover$12.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 58 Reviews
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Alanzo & Khadija5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing!January 27, 2018Alanzo & KhadijaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Simply Amazing! It was both intellectually engaging yet touched our hearts deeply.
Bill5 Stars Out Of 5Why do you believe what you believe?March 22, 2017BillQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5At some point in one's life, you have to fully come to realize why you believe the way you do. Ravi and Vince lay out the basic options this world has to offer. A great read. It makes you think. And that's always a good thing.
Vlad K5 Stars Out Of 5Solid!March 2, 2017Vlad KQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Thorough and well explained. Tackles the currently big ideologies among lot of college campuses...
Slim5 Stars Out Of 5excellent!February 9, 2017SlimQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0deep and thought provoking
Alexander5 Stars Out Of 5Highly recommended!January 30, 2017AlexanderQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ravi and Vince succinctly argue how six of the major isms of our time Atheism, scientism, pluralism, humanism, relativism and hedonism have fundamental pitfalls. That each of these isms takes a partial truth and tries to turn it into universal truth. This book helps the reader to understand how these belief systems often fail to deliver what they promise. Dealing with the idea of truth and the questions of origin, meaning, morality and destiny, Ravi and Vince propose that Jesus teachings on these subjects provide the most solid foundation for hope and meaning in life. The book is structured such that, each chapter can be read independently apart from the first and last that respectively sets the scene and pulls them together.
I have enjoyed reading this book. It has informed and challenged me. I have been informed by the clear presentation of these belief systems and have been challenged by the idea that disagreeing with someone can be a way of actually valuing them. I had never thought of this before. It made me reflect on how and why I express disagreement with people; if I honestly do it out of love and as an act of valuing them or out of my own desire to be right, driven by my sinful ego.
In our modern Post-truth society, the timing of this book could not be better.