Review: Today’s Moment of Truth: Devotions to Deepen Your Faith in Christ
Lee Strobel and Mike Mittelberg
Strobel and Mittleberg have written a devotional different from most I’ve seen. That in itself is welcome news to some of us. They don’t tell you what to think, but help you to think.
Each day starts with a short Scripture verse or passage followed by some discussion related to that verse that illustrates an application in a person’s life. That’s pretty standard form for devotional writing, but let me show you how this is different. The devotional reading, I have before me at the moment carries the title Is it wrong to be right? (168). The verse comes from John 8, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Have you discovered where he’s going with it yet? The first paragraph opens with this. “You Christians act like you’re right and everyone else is wrong.” (168). The Truth for Today closing that finishes each day’s reading says, “As Christians, we should be confident in truth, but humble in spirit.” (169). In between, they traverse the distance between knowing the truth and presenting it to others.
Other devotionals look at secular opinions related to historical or scientific ability. Some address the veracity of the resurrection, the Trinity, whether Jesus is God, works versus faith, the really hard stuff of life, just to mention a few of the topics. There’s a set of endnotes that the reader could use to discover further reading for himself and there’s also a page listing other volumes for further reading.
Zondervan has produced a very attractive hard bound book and even included a ribbon marker. It’s a lay flat binding which I really like in a book like this. Nice to see something than a trade paper type edition. Check this one out. I didn’t like it at first because it was different, but now I find it more helpful because it is different. I do recommend this one to you.
I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.