Apologetics have been at the cornerstone of Christianity since the charge was given to the original disciples to take the message of Christ into the world. At the core of apologetics, it is simply based off of one single verse but also from the attitude to present the gospel all of its truth. Many modern apologetics promote the verse 1 Peter 3:15, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” We should always be ready to answer questions that unbelievers present but do so with gentleness and kindness. Ravi Zacharias has been instrumental in establishing a ministry that defends the Word of God. He even has an online class for any person around the world to dive deeper into apologetics.
The book, The Logic of God is set up to read as a weekly devotional. Ravi presents a modern-day argument, then supplies biblical support to counter the secular statement. For anyone who has read Ravi’s past books, he dives deeper into supporting the biblical truth in a very ungodly world. The Logic of God uses arguments presented in past books to create a nice 52-week devotional to span the whole year. At the end of each chapter, Ravi presents discussion questions to ask and ponder through the week. While in his other works Ravi tends to go deeper in the theological argument, he keeps the material simple. He strays away from the deep theological thinking, instead invests in keeping the reader engaged. This book is good for any person looking for an easy bridge into apologetics, or just to understand how to engage the secular world.
One issue I had with this book is how the chapters tend to be separate from each other. There is little flow from topic to topic, which draws the idea of the purpose of this book. Learn a new topic each week and read and discuss or ponder what you have read. As stated above, this is a good book for those looking for a basic understanding of apologetics, but do not want to dive to deeply into various types of apologetics. I would recommend having this book in any library to visit from time to time as one grows in their walk with God.
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(This review is based upon a copy of this book which was provided free of charge from Front Gate Media. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.)