Unparalleled

In Unparalleled by Jared C. Wilson, he aims to explore what really makes Christianity unique. Throughout the book’s ten chapters, he explores different topics; the components that contribute to the Christian faith. These include beliefs on God, Jesus, the Trinity, resurrection, grace, salvation, evil, and humanity. Each topic has  a chapter devoted to showing its uniqueness and how it fits in with the Gospel message.

Wilson makes his argument by presenting the Christian view, then comparing it to common misconceptions and other religions, in order to show the uniqueness points of Christianity which make it compelling. He makes the book personable through the use of narrative from events and conversations he has been involved. Scripture and well-known Christian speakers are quoted to support and flesh out his claims.

I appreciated and was intrigued by some of the points he raises, but I do wish that they were less one-sided and more convincing. However, I enjoyed the clear reminder, that part of what makes Christianity so unique is our affirmation of grace. So many other religions focus on a type of karma or good works, but the beauty of grace is much more powerful. Quite a few times throughout the book, in recounting conversations, Wilson asks people what they think the message of Christianity is. This book strives to answer that question.

 

Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers http://www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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