Monday, April 4, 2011

[The Reason Why] book review

The Reason Why

By Mark Mittelberg

The Reason Why is a hundred page look at why faith makes sense. Adapted from Robert A. Laidlaw’s book by the same name that was written almost one hundred years ago, it is short, concise and easy to read.

A bit reminisce of Josh McDowell’s More than a Carpenter this little book attempts to answer a little of often heard questions.

Is there a God?

Can the Bible be trusted?

Are we accountable to God?

Who was Jesus and what was His purpose?

Is divine forgiveness available?

Each question is addressed and with the use of stories and antidotes, Mittelberg tries to give simple but solid responses.

This book is a very easy read. I finished it in about an hour but I do read much faster than average. For readability, I would have liked to see a few more stories and less “empty words” but that is a personal opinion. (I felt the same about McDowell’s book and it was a best-seller so…)

There is some valuable information in it for anyone who has struggled with Christian apologetics. In fact, in the chapter on forgiveness there is a brilliant illustration about the need for Jesus to die for our sins.

This book was sent to me free of cost by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Brianna said...

I'd like to borrow that, btw.