Short Answers to Big Questions

Clinton and Jeff Arnold set out to answer 50 of the most asked questions about Christianity in their book Short Answers to Big Questions about God, the Bible & Christianity. The book is further sectioned down by general topics, each covering 4-8 questions. The answers are generally short, ranging from 3-6 pages, and include scriptural references and personal narrative. However, the authors at the end of each question leave the reader with scriptural passages in support of their questions. This can be helpful for those wanting to look at the scriptural evidence to solidify their own views on the answer.

Each of the questions also has a section of questions for the reader to further reflect on the topic. Some of these are simple and merely prompt the reader to parrot back what the author had written on the subject. Others put the reader in a situation asking how they would respond which would reflect the readers opinion on the subject. The more helpful section is that if the readers would like to further study one of the topics, there are lists for further reading at the end of the book. This is a fairly decent book; good for those who are new to Christianity or those who have unanswered questions. I would also encourage people who decide to read this book to use additional supporting materials to get a broader view if the short answers turn out to be not enough.

 

Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.

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