We all have questions about God. But very few of us get the answers we're looking for-if those answers even exist! Do they? Where (in heaven's name) do you go to find out?
Eric Metaxas understands. That's why he's written this refreshingly down-to-earth take on the big questions everyone asks (but not always out loud).
Finally a book that takes questions about God seriously enough to get silly (where appropriate). Wonderfully conversational and often very funny, this book joins you in wondering:
*How can a good God create a world that has evil and suffering?
*Is God anti-sex?
*Doesn't science make God obsolete?
*What's the real story on miracles?
*If God is everywhere, why go to church?
*Don't we already have God within us?
*Isn't God too busy running the universe to care about the details of my day?
*What does the Bible say about things like UFOs, ESP, and the afterlife-and what about Bigfoot?
These questions (and many more like them) get straight answers that don't hide behind dull and confusing theological language. So get the lowdown on the big questions everyone asks-but please try not to laugh (because it's a very serious topic).
There's an old conservative Christian saying, "God said it, I believe it and that settles it." Metaxas--a New York humor and children's book writer--doesn't use it, but employs that attitude in writing this cheeky question-and-answer book addressing the most common questions people have about God. Metaxas writes from an evangelical Christian perspective as he discusses the authority of the Bible, salvation and concepts such as heaven, hell, angels and demons. He admits early on that this book idea is "patently insane"; however, he "took a crack at" answering the kinds of questions he is asked all the time in his work as a writer and speaker. Without a doubt, Metaxas is a clever and straightforward writer, fielding jokes right and left before hitting the reader with the hard stuff. ("Q: What happens when you die? A: Well it depends, but typically the lawn goes unmowed for a while...") He then more seriously replies that we are either welcomed into God's presence in heaven or banished for eternity to hell. Metaxas gets high marks for wit but fails to explore the wide range of beliefs that devout Christians hold today. (Oct. 18)
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October 17, 2005
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