Friday, November 19, 2010

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask, by Mark Mittelberg

“How could a good God allow so much suffering?” “Why are Christians so judgmental?” “Why trust the Bible? It’s full of myths?” Those are only three of the nine questions asked and answered in, “The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask,” by Mark Mittelberg. All nine questions addressed in this book are questions most Christians have heard either directly from someone they know or indirectly on television or in news articles. Sadly, most Christians have no idea how to answer these questions or they will answer using a cliché, canned phrase they heard someone else say, leaving the seeker still seeking for a real answer.

Enter Mittelberg’s book. The author has taken nine questions and answered each one with biblical truth, real life examples, and hard facts. Each chapter also ends with a summary and tips when talking to the person that asked the question. Several books in this genre do an excellent job of explaining the answers but very few give you actual tips and application points.

The final chapter of the book is titled, “The questions our friends need us to ask them.” Mittelberg ends his book with an evangelical message reminding the readers why it is important to have answers for these sticky questions. “I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16).”

Thanks to Tyndale Publishing for providing a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

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