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Number of Pages: 400
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 9.03 X 6.60 X 1.40 (inches)|
Why Do We Believe What We Believe?
Leading apologists Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg present 180 insightful devotions that will give you daily infusions of spiritual truth while deepening your knowledge of the evidence for Christianity. Each devotional is based on scientific, historical, or biblical facts that will bolster your confidence in Christ. You will be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to "give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have" (1 Peter 3:15). Practical takeaway will allow you to put this confidence and knowledge into action. Youll emerge with a deeper understanding of why you believe what you believe. In the process, youll find your love of truthand your passion to share itgrowing each day.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the bestselling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Visit Lee's website at: leestrobel.com
Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author and international speaker. His books include The Unexpected Adventure (with Lee Strobel), The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers), and Confident Faith. He is also the primary author of the award-winning Becoming a Contagious Christian training course (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels), which has been translated into more than 20 languages and used by more than 1,500,000 people around the world. You can visit Marks website at: markmittelberg.com
HappyElf MomMetro Kansas City5 Stars Out Of 5Great Resource!August 1, 2016HappyElf MomMetro Kansas CityQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I'm not usually one for devotionals. Often they're full of absolutely irrelevant and hokey stories or they encourage you to "praise God" after throwing a verse or two at you. Thanks, no!
So I was very glad to see Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg come out with Today's Moment of Truth. This is not the dopey ladies' Bible study you did in church, folks. It's a series of short, meaningful and intelligent insights that won't take up the whole day to read and study.
The "intelligent" bit is important to me. While I don't want to get bogged down controversies that people made up (Is Pokemon Go really ok?), I do want to find some Bible-related thought that speaks to today's world.
This is it, folks! It's a nice, thick book but a smaller one and easy to carry or tuck into a bag. Nice printing and binding, good and sturdy pages. It's something I'd be proud to present as a gift to a new Christian or someone who is struggling with a few of the basics. I received this book for free from BookLook bloggers but was not required to write a positive review.
TimIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Today's Moment of TruthJuly 27, 2016TimIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have a problem with many apologists, in the matter of "proving" their faith. Well crafted arguments for any number of topics from the validity of the Bible, to the Virgin Birth, to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, etc. really don't do much for me. I believe in the Scriptures as the inspired word of God, and as such it should alter our lives accordingly. In my opinion, living ones faith rather than proving ones faith should be the goal.
When the opportunity to review this book, "Today's Moment of Truth", I was a bit skeptical at how much I would like it. I thought it would be a Lee Strobel apologetics course for beginners. However, I gladly admit this book is much more than this. There are 180 devotions, and those devotions begin with a verse of Scripture. The devotional part is sometimes an illustration, other times a brief apologetics discourse speaking to the verse, and other times, simply an inspirational thought to bolster ones faith.
There is much knowledge to be gleaned through this devotional, and much to cause the reader to ponder. It is not intended to shove Christianity down anyone's throat, rather it is written in such a way as to encourage believers when they are confronted with a world of skeptics. Most importantly for me, the authors have done a very nice job of pointing the reader to primary sources if they wish to dig deeper. In my eyes, this devotional is about shaping our faith rather than proving it. If you wish to have a stronger basis for defending or proving your faith, the authors have cited all of their sources so you can go straight to them for more information. As I said, I believe we should be living as if we believe what the Bible teaches. I think Strobel and Mittleberg have done an admirable job of helping believers have solid footing for their beliefs without simply trying to prove their point.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for review purposes in exchange for a fair and honest review of the material contained. A positive review was not required and all thoughts on the book are my own.
Gini4 Stars Out Of 5Todays Moment of TruthJuly 26, 2016GiniQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Strobel and Mittleberg have written a devotional different from most Ive seen. That in itself is welcome news to some of us. They dont tell you what to think, but help you to think.
Each day starts with a short Scripture verse or passage followed by some discussion related to that verse that illustrates an application in a persons life. Thats pretty standard form for devotional writing, but let me show you how this is different. The devotional reading, I have before me at the moment carries the title Is it wrong to be right? (168). The verse comes from John 8, You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Have you discovered where hes going with it yet? The first paragraph opens with this. You Christians act like youre right and everyone else is wrong. (168). The Truth for Today closing that finishes each days reading says, As Christians, we should be confident in truth, but humble in spirit. (169). In between, they traverse the distance between knowing the truth and presenting it to others.
Other devotionals look at secular opinions related to historical or scientific ability. Some address the veracity of the resurrection, the Trinity, whether Jesus is God, works versus faith, the really hard stuff of life, just to mention a few of the topics. Theres a set of endnotes that the reader could use to discover further reading for himself and theres also a page listing other volumes for further reading.
Zondervan has produced a very attractive hard bound book and even included a ribbon marker. Its a lay flat binding which I really like in a book like this. Nice to see something than a trade paper type edition. Check this one out. I didnt like it at first because it was different, but now I find it more helpful because it is different. I do recommend this one to you.
I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.
ciciAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5InspiringJuly 19, 2016ciciAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Today's Moment of Truth by Lee Strobel will be my daily reading book for the next year at least and I am looking forward to all of the spiritual clarity. I thought I knew most if not all the basic information regarding Christian beliefs but I am happy to say that after reading just a few of the devotionals in this magical and inspiring book I will learn much more. And let's face it learning more is never a bad thing it can only better my understanding and giving me a clear grasp of just about everything I need to know. It is the kind of knowledge that will be able to be shared in than inspire others. It will be like taking on the big bad things in the world and being able to handle them. The guidance this book has given me and those around me is life-changing. A must read. I received a copy for this review from booklookbloggers and all opinions are my own.