Sunday, April 13, 2014

Review: 100 Tough Questions about God and the Bible

If author Stephen M. Miller is a "Christian," he could have fooled me. His book, "100 Tough Questions About God and the Bible" reads like a liberal's answer to everything.

On occasion Miller offers a great answer that interests me and sticks with me as a way to defend my faith, but the great majority of the book's answers refer to "Bible scholars" and "Christians" who really don't fit those terms except by wide liberal society's standards. The answers referred to in such cases are natural explanations, explanations of metaphors, and calling the Bible stories legend and not truth - legend compiled hundreds of years after the stories told took place.

As for the more "Christian" explanations, the majority of the time Miller just explains that Christians say "take it as is" or "have faith." Sorry, but even I had better explanations for some of the questions asked. And a lot of the questions asked left me asking, "Really? You're going to start with these petty questions? Shouldn't we start with the more important essential things and move from there?"

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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