Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Fascinating! 'Why I Believe' - by Chip Ingram

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About the book:

Responding to the perception that Christians are prejudiced, anti-intellectual, and bigoted has become a greater challenge than ever before. The result is often intimidation, withdrawal, and even doubts among God's people about what we really believe. Chip Ingram wants to change that. In Why I Believe, he gives compelling answers to questions about

· the resurrection of Christ
· the evidence of an afterlife
· the accuracy and intellectual feasibility of the Bible
· the debate between creation and evolution
· the historicity of Jesus
· and more

His solid, biblical, logical answers will satisfy the honest doubts that every believer experiences, and will provide thoughtful arguments for those who are struggling with their faith, curious about Christianity, or who honestly want to follow Jesus without checking their brains at the door.

My review:

This is a fascinating book that answers some tough questions about the Christian faith.  I've read one other book of Chip's and done a lot of his video series, so I was excited to see this book come out.  He has a great way of bringing in personal stories while also explaining that you can investigate and think logically about these questions, just as he has and was challenged to do.  I've heard some of this before but I like how it's all laid out clearly and that it's all in one place.  He also provides lists of resources if you want to go deeper under the different subjects.  I especially loved the section where he talks about the impact Christians have had on the world, from discovering germ theory to starting modern hospitals to fighting for women's rights to abolishing slavery.  I had heard before that some of the most prestigious universities were founded by Christians and on Christian principles, but I didn't realize there were so many: Oxford, Harvard, Princeton and Yale.  The science section was also fascinating, where he looks at creation, evolution, the fossil record, DNA and cells.  I can't recommend it enough for someone new to these questions, whether a Christian or a skeptic.  It's easy to read, yet hard to put down!

I received this book free from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Chip Ingram

    Chip Ingram

    Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and teaching pastor and president of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many...
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