|The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask: (With Answers)
This book is the first I've had the opportunity to review for Tyndale House Publishers, and I'm glad for the opportunity. This was a good read.
The book addresses some of the moral and spiritual issues of our days in America right now. It summarizes these issues by presenting common questions and then developing both the questions and some suggested answers.
I found this to be a good read. Mark Mittleburg takes the approach that we as Christians do not need to be apologetic for our beliefs, nor that we need to hide or seclude them, but rather that we should be prepared to explain and defend them.
The basic format of the book consists of an introduction chapter, then chapters based on each of the questions presented. There is a concluding chapter that provides a basic summary. The questions presented range from moral issues such as abortion to issues of the trustworthiness of Scripture.
One of the key strengths in this book is what the author calls making a positive argument. By this, he's referring to the idea that we need to not only defend against questions, but also go a step beyond by asking questions of our critics. For example, when questioned about how we can believe the Bible when it is supposedly full of contradictions, ask “Which contradictions?” Then, go on to provide not only answers to those, but also demonstrate the evidence of the trustworthiness of Scripture above other religious writings.
Also included with each chapter is a discussion guide. This addition helps with the idea of using the book as a group study.
In all, I'd highly recommend this book.
I received this book in exchange for the review from the publisher.