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When I heard that Ravi Zacharias was releasing a new book, I couldn’t wait to hear more. When I was offered the chance to review a copy, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve been listening to Ravi Zacharias for many years, first, way back in the early 2000s on Star 101.5 radio station in New Jersey.
I love his relatable teaching and commitment to our Lord and Savior.
Ravi, born in India, but a Canadian-American, was saved, at the age of seventeen, while he was suicidal. For over fifty years he has shared the gospel and taught millions about the saving power of Christ.
His new book, The Logic of God, addresses 52 issues that many Christians struggle with as well as providing evidence for non-believers of God’s existence. It is based on a collection of essays, written, but not previously published, by Ravi Zacharias.
Each chapter covers one topic and includes scripture and an opportunity to reflect and apply the lessons learned in the chapter. At the very end of the book there are blank lined pages for personal reflection. I used these pages to jot down additional questions that I wished to explore for further study.
The book also includes a sewn in bookmark, perfect to help you keep track of where you left off.
In the Introduction, Ravi suggests that readers read just one chapter each week. However, in order to effectively review this book, I read the Introduction, the first several chapters and a handful of other chapters.
Here’s the Publisher’s Description of The Logic of God
Jesus Christ alone answers our deepest questions.
We all have doubts that challenge our faith. We wonder whether the Bible still matters, or whether God is truly as loving and personal as we hope. In his first ever devotional, The Logic of God, apologist Ravi Zacharias offers 52 readings that explain how and why Christianity, the Bible, and God are still relevant, vital, and life-changing for us today. To all our dilemmas Ravi says, “I am convinced that Jesus Christ alone uniquely answers the deepest questions of our hearts and minds.”
With a remarkable grasp of biblical facts and a deep understanding of the questions that trouble our hearts, Ravi tackles the most difficult topics with ease and understanding. But The Logic of God is more than intellectual; it is also personal, offering thoughtful wisdom on:
· when Jesus draws especially near you.
· the deep ray of hope found in God’s Word.
· how God transforms disappointments.
· why prayer matters.
· how genuine peace is possible.
· making sense of suffering.
Ravi makes profound biblical truth easy to understand. And if your life is busy, this book is designed for you! It addresses 52 topics that you can read over the course of one year or slowly digest at your own pace. Each entry includes a Scripture, questions for reflection, and some practical application steps.
When you’re struggling with questions and doubts, confused, curious, or just want a clearer way to express your faith The Logic of God has answers from that satisfy the heart and the mind.
I found the book to be a must-read for Christians and even, to a degree, good for skeptics.
In Chapter two, one thing struck me, particularly hard:
“Yet, how often the so-called Christian, even while proclaiming some of the loftiest truths one could ever express, lives a life bereft of that beauty and character”
How true this is! The Bible tells us that they will know Him through us. Are we living a life that proclaims the beauty of the gospel or are we “Sunday Christians” only and leave the righteous life at the church door?
I wrote about this in a post, When They See Me, Do They See Jesus?
The questions in the Reflection and Personal Application sections gave me food for thought and prayer and drove me right back to scripture to study more about this.
This is not a new concept. For thousands of years, Christians have verbally given their hearts to Christ, but continue to live with a worldview.
Ravi Zacharias’ devotion, however, framed it in a way that, I pray, will have me examine my heart each new day.
If you are a Christian, who, at times, struggles with doubt, or seek to know more of God’s truths, you will enjoy The Logic of God, by Ravi Zacharias. I know that I am.
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