I’ve never read apologetics, by my friend raves about Zacharias, so I decided to pick this up. It’s a little misleading in that Zacharias wrote very little of the book – most of it is written by members of his ministry. While I was originally disappointed in that, I ended up liking it.
This is a collection of essays written by many people about the challenges to Christianity, such as Islam, Postmodernism, and even youth. While some of the essays were harder to read than others, because different people wrote different chapters, it was nice to find someone with whom I could connect.
I found this book to be a nice introduction to apologetics (especially for someone who has never read them). The different topics and styles put everything into “smaller bites”, so it was easy to chew and digest. A word of caution – because it is apologetics, it’s wordy, so it can take a while to get through.
In addition to writing several chapters himself, Ravi Zacharias brings together many of today’s leading apologists and Christian teachers, including Alister McGrath and John Lennox, to address topics present in the very future of worldwide Christianity—from the process of spiritual transformation to the challenges posed by militant atheism and a resurgent Islam. Destined to become a classic, Beyond Opinion is a touchstone that will affect Christians around the world.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com