The Logic of God: 52 Christian Essentials for the Heart and MindRavi ZachariasZondervan / 2019 / Hardcover$9.79 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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Livy5 Stars Out Of 5ClassicOctober 23, 2019LivyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A meaningful read. Classic Dr. Ravi Zacharias!
Rafael5 Stars Out Of 5DamagedSeptember 16, 2019RafaelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very pleased with the content, but the book cover arrived damaged. I couldn't write a review before because I've been very occupied.
Jake5 Stars Out Of 5The Logic of GodAugust 26, 2019JakeGreat book. The Chapters are brief but packed with a depth of content. Easier to follow that most books by this author. Contains a lot of observations seen in his other books as well, but that does not take away from this publication as it only makes them come together.
Book binding seems a bit flawed, at least in the batch we purchased for our men's group. Pages seem to come apart rather easily.
PianoArtAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5So Much Covered!July 1, 2019PianoArtAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an impossibly hard book to review. It covers so many topics and so very thoroughly and well, I can't begin to give a cohesive overview. There are chapters on fear, peace, hope, convictions, confrontation, dealing with diverse world views... basically, it is a good book for any Christian to read. It has gotten me to think deeply about many things. I do wish to read it in a slower fashion and not on a review-book deadline, because it's not the best book to skim.
Personally, I preferred reading the Scripture quotations from KJV (each chapter began with several verses). But the theology was sound, from all I could tell. I highly recommend it.
Just a sample of the quotes:
"Behind every belief is a believer, and behind every question is a questioner."
"Listening is a vital part of responding. The more and better we hear others, the more and better they will hear us."
"God has revealed Himself through His Word, through Jesus Christ, His Spirit in the life of the church, and even His created world. Is God hidden?"
"For every person who feels that prayer has not 'worked' for him and has therefore abandoned God, there is someone else for whom prayer remains a vital part of her life, sustaining her even when her prayers have gone unanswered, because her belief and trust are not only in the power of prayer but in the character and wisdom of God. When God is the focus of our prayer, I believe He sustains and preserves our faith."
"There are only two options: either go to God on His terms and find our perfect peace in His acceptance of us, or play God with self-defining morality and kill." (Speaking of Cain)
"The kings steeped the young men [Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego] in Babylonian philosophy and tried to change their names and worldview. But God's faithful servants ended up changing the kings' allegiance and identities."
"I would suggest that sometime we lose our ability to sense God or see Him at work because we choose not to obey Him."
"Only when we surrender to the light of God's truth in our own lives are we enabled to truly see and then be a beacon of hope and healing in our dark world."
"...Thomas Merton observed that man is not at peace with his fellow man because he is not at peace with himself, and he is not at peace with himself because he is not at peace with God.... So what lies beneath our struggle is a daily routine based on a momentous decision. That decision is to deal with what we do to hurt ourselves, not what others do to hurt us. The attacks of others simply will not succeed if we have taken the protection to guard our souls."
"... giving all that is your best to God is worship at its core. This cannot be done without the sacrifice of the acclaim and adulation of the world."
*I received this book from Book Look Bloggers and happily provided my honest review*
Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Logic of GodJune 5, 2019Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Logic of God: 52 Christian Essentials for the Heart and Mind by Ravi Zacharias is a weekly offering on the topics that are important to Christians on why the Bible and God are still vital, relevant and life-changing. Ravi says, "I am convinced that Jesus Christ alone uniquely answers the deepest questions of our hearts and minds." Each week's reading provides Scripture, questions for reflection, and some practical application steps that apply to your life.
The book itself is a beautifully bound hardcover that is meant to be used frequently. It's not necessarily one you would normally read straight through but to be used in either your own quiet time and study or as part of a small group. Some of the topics are going to make more of a personal impact than others, but each is important as part of your faith-walk. I rushed through much for review purposes although some did cause me to linger a bit. I look forward to reading the book again as part of a weekly devotion. As always, Zacharias uses rational thinking, courtesy, intellect, and humor to challenge the reader to seriously consider the topic.
I received a copy of this Zondervan published book from BookLookBloggers at no cost to myself for review purposes. I was neither influenced or required to write a positive review.