Monday, February 27, 2017

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God

     BOOK REVIEW:  Who doesn't have questions about God? But where in the world can you go to get answers?    Eric Metaxas has been there, so he gets it. That's why he's written this shockingly down-to-earth book on the big questions everyone asks (but not always out loud). Totally conversational and sometimes flat-out hilarious, this book asks:

  • 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?
These questions (and many more) get no-nonsense answers that don't hide behind dull theological language. So get the lowdown (and more than a few laughs) on what are probably the most important questions anyone has.

     MY REVIEW:   I was a little skeptical when I started reading this book, but found it to be rather well-done. For instance, in answer to the question of why God allows evil in His world, Eric answers: "God allows evil to exist because He gave us all free will, and He wants us to exercise that will. It would be meaningless to have the ability to make choices if there were only one option available--if, for example, there were only good in the universe"
Another answer I liked was to the question of why God cares for all the little things in our lives if He has the whole universe to control. Eric replies that God is all-knowing and all-loving and to assume that He doesn't see everything that happens to us it to negate His omnipresence and love. 
This is an interesting book to read--it is written in question-and-answer form, as though listening to a conversation. The context itself is worth reading as well. 

         I received this book from BLOGGING FOR BOOKS in exchange for my honest review. 

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