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In this extended tract, Strobel effectively cites instances of tragedy and depravity from the years he was a hard-bitten, atheistic Chicago Tribune reporter. He is now a Christian and a teaching pastor at that paragon of contemporary congregation-building success, Willow Creek Community Church, and he doesn't let the anecdotes distract from his main thrust: presenting Christian principles programmatically, in the manner of self-improvement how-to's on health, psychology, and business development. Besides the "discoveries" announced by the chapter titles ("There's Freedom in Forgiving Your Enemies," "A Dose of Doubt May Strengthen Your Faith," "Jesus Is the Only Path to God," and other propositions that arise out of basic Christian doctrine), in several chapters, Strobel suggests smaller programs for integrating the discoveries into personal behavior and belief. He is best when he sticks to matters of the spirit and interpersonal relations and to the Bible, Willow Creek's ministry, and other evangelical writers for authority. When he goes afield in the chapter on sexual morality to matters of criminology and psychology, he fails to adequately bolster his assertions with citations from those disciplines. Most winningly, however, he completely avoids the political advocacy that turns so many away from similar proselytizing books. Ray Olson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A former spiritual skeptic explores 13 of Gods phenomenal claims that can transform any life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description