Saturday, November 7, 2015

Soul Sustenance: The God You Thought You Knew

So many people today believe that Christianity is about being good to be accepted by God, or that the Bible is just a list of do's and don'ts, or that God is far away and unapproachable.

I received a complimentary ebook of The God You Thought You Knew from Bethany House. In the book, author Alex McFarland doesn't try to prove God or the Bible, but instead provides reasons to want to know Christ. He shares personal stories about his own loneliness, and taps into the desire we all have for acceptance and purpose. 

I liked how clearly the myths were laid out. A lot of my non-Christian friends hold many of these beliefs - that Christianity is intolerant, that it's boring, that it's not for the educated. But Christianity is about so much more than that, as these myths are addressed and the real nature of Christianity is discussed. It's a great book to give to people who are open to Christianity and learning more about it, but still on the fence as far as whether or not it's worth following. Even for current Christians, it provides a reminder of why Christianity is good for the soul, as well as ways to respond to non-Christians who question why we believe.

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