Review – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Review of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God

{9BAAF4DF-D68D-4080-AC48-9E15DC8CFDCD}Img100.jpgTitle: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Author: Eric Metaxas
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction – Christian, theology
Number of Pages: 242

My Rating: 

Synopsis

Eric Metaxas answers the questions that people have been asking for centuries. How can you prove God’s existence? If God is good, why does He allow suffering? Does science disprove the Bible? Isn’t one religion just as good as another? Isn’t God too busy to care about me? All these and more are masterfully answered in this book

Review

What are your greatest questions about God?

Chances are, those questions are answered in this book.

I learned so much from reading this wonderful book. Metaxas explains difficult parts of theology in simple language and with a refreshing sense of humor.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God reminds me in some ways of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and is just as helpful. Certainly I would recommend both books to anyone interested in the subjects of God and Christianity.

Metaxas’ book is intelligent, logical, and at the same time easy to understand and fun to read.

The book is set up in question and answer format which aids in clarity and conversational tone.

As an author, Metaxas is talented and possesses a fresh voice and sense of humor. In a totally likeable way, he is able to pull off the classic abrupt New Yorker personality.

I may not have completely agreed with a couple of points in the book, but I was happy that Metaxas fairly presented both sides of the issues.

I recommend this to:

  • Christians and non-Christians.
  • Those who ask the big questions in life.

Quotes

• We live in a world that has grown deeply uncomfortable with talking about God and therefore usually gets it all wrong or, worse yet, avoids it altogether.

• The fact is that we live in a deeply materialistic culture. Our culture is so obsessed with the physical and the material that we have lost the ability to think logically about anything outside that realm.

• Sometimes we act as if proof has to be a black-and-white thing, but no one really believes that. We certainly don’t act that way in our daily lives.

• Human beings love to assume that everything they know is all that can be known—which, of course, is a mistake.

• The free will to choose the bad is what gives meaning to choosing the good.

• Just because God knows everything that will happen doesn’t mean he makes it happen.

Have you read Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God?


2 thoughts on “Review – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)

  1. Thank you for another great review! I haven’t read this book, but it sounds very interesting and helpful. I really like the quotes from the book that you chose to highlight. They are so true.

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