Monday, September 21, 2015

Review: Short Answers to Big Questions about God, the Bible & Christianity by Clinton E. Arnold and Jeff Arnold



Review: Short Answers to Big Questions about God, the Bible & Christianity
Clinton E. Arnold and Jeff Arnold
Baker Books
2015

The title describes this book well.  It gives short answers, but as the authors say in the preface, “…Short Answers is not meant to be the end of your study; rather, it’s the beginning.  Let this be the springboard for you to dive into the deep ocean that is understanding God.” (17)  To help the reader move toward that goal each chapter ends with several Scripture passages related to the chapter topics and then a few questions for thought.  Some of those questions are tough, too.  There is a list of titles for further reading provided at the end.  The authors have achieved their goal, in my opinion.

http://www.talbot.edu/faculty/profile/clinton_arnold/This is no light, fluffy read.  There are illustrations that are relevant though, so it isn’t like trying to read a catechism book.  That is good.  It is not written for the totally unchurched, but for someone seeking answers or for someone wishing to be better skilled in answering questions.  It does not avoid the non PC questions, but remember this is a beginner reader and a springboard to more.  

This book is a good resource volume for most of us.  Give it a look see.

This book was provided by the publisher in return for a review.

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