Why Jesus?: The continuing relevance of Jesus in the 21st century  -     By: Geoff Mcilrath
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Why Jesus?: The continuing relevance of Jesus in the 21st century

Christian Focus Publications / 2016 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 1781917671
ISBN-13: 9781781917671

Publisher's Description

Why Jesus? For some his name is a swear-word. For others his cross is a fashion accessory or a lucky charm. For many Jesus Christ is considered irrelevant in a world that has 'moved on'. Contemporary attitudes reveal much indifference and ignorance towards him. Why Jesus? Challenges that consensus. To trust and follow Jesus still makes perfect sense. Take a fresh look at the one who claimed to be the Son of God and Saviour of sinners.

Author Bio

Geoff McIlrath works with Castlereagh Fellowship, Belfast, which he helped establish in 1993. He has a passion for evangelism and seeing people understand the message of the Bible.

Editorial Reviews

This is my kind of book! I love the banter and the illustrations are memorable but alongside this wonderfully light touch there is real depth when it comes to examining the claims of Christ and giving a very clear explanation of the Good News. Why Jesus? is a great read and an ideal book to give to a friend who is prepared to consider the message of Jesus Christ.
This is my kind of book! I love the banter and the illustrations are memorable but alongside this wonderfully light touch there is real depth when it comes to examining the claims of Christ and giving a very clear explanation of the Good News. Why Jesus? is a great read and an ideal book to give to a friend who is prepared to consider the message of Jesus Christ.
This book flows from the heart of a creative pastor/evangelist. In Why Jesus? Geoff McIlrath engages with his readers in a clear and down-to-earth way. He persuades us to take a fresh look at why faith in Jesus is so important. This is a book you will want to read and discuss with others.
This book flows from the heart of a creative pastor/evangelist. In Why Jesus? Geoff McIlrath engages with his readers in a clear and down-to-earth way. He persuades us to take a fresh look at why faith in Jesus is so important. This is a book you will want to read and discuss with others.
... 'Why Jesus?' invites the reader to 'consider what the Bible has to say about Jesus' and offers 'some fundamental reasons why Jesus requires a response and should not be ignored.' The book has various applications including prison ministry, student outreach and sharing at sports events. It is also being used in Germany for work with refugees. Geoff was pleased to hear that Torch would be making his book accessible, saying 'My desire is that many eyes would be opened spiritually as people seek and receive answers to the important question of 'Why Jesus?'
I gasped at the illustration at the start of chapter 1 and laughed out loud at the one at the start of chapter 2 - these things very seldom happen. The start of chapter 3 was just plain humbling. I heartily commend this book which unashamedly speaks so powerfully to the mind and heart of Jesus Christ.
I gasped at the illustration at the start of chapter 1 and laughed out loud at the one at the start of chapter 2 - these things very seldom happen. The start of chapter 3 was just plain humbling. I heartily commend this book which unashamedly speaks so powerfully to the mind and heart of Jesus Christ.
In today's world the knowledge of Jesus Christ is greatly distorted but Why Jesus? addresses this in a very clear, precise, structured and easy to read manner. Why Jesus? presents the biblical Jesus this world needs to encounter.
In today's world the knowledge of Jesus Christ is greatly distorted but Why Jesus? addresses this in a very clear, precise, structured and easy to read manner. Why Jesus? presents the biblical Jesus this world needs to encounter.
Geoff has given to us an excellent book that communicates in a very powerful way the relevance of Jesus to 21st century man. I gladly commend it and believe it is a very useful tool for evangelism in our needy world.
Geoff has given to us an excellent book that communicates in a very powerful way the relevance of Jesus to 21st century man. I gladly commend it and believe it is a very useful tool for evangelism in our needy world.
We have found Why Jesus? a great outreach tool for distribution at the Isle of Man TT races and other motorcycle events throughout the year. For people coming from different parts of the world with many questions about Jesus, this book guides the reader into a biblical understanding of why he came, what he accomplished and what he now offers to us.
We have found Why Jesus? a great outreach tool for distribution at the Isle of Man TT races and other motorcycle events throughout the year. For people coming from different parts of the world with many questions about Jesus, this book guides the reader into a biblical understanding of why he came, what he accomplished and what he now offers to us.
Why Jesus? is a fantastic book for today's generation. It is clear, accessible and helpful to seeker and sceptic alike. This is an excellent resource for any church to use in its outreach ministry.
I first read Geoff's book on a flight to London. On arrival I gave it to a stranger urging them that reading it could change their life. By the end of the week I was already planning orders of the book for our evangelism training programme and café church. Geoff has condensed the essentials into a brilliantly compact book that is easy to read and designed to change lives. I recommend you buy at least two copies, one to underline and keep for future reference and one to give away.
We have found Why Jesus? most useful in our prison ministry. It is clear, convincing and very helpful to our inmates. We are grateful for the availability of this resource.
There has never been a time like this when Christians need to be confident in what they believe and why they believe it. This book points the way for any Christian to be able to give a reason for the hope that is within them. Written with great clarity, compassion and conviction.

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