Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Nonfiction Review: The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest Questions

I expected more from Norman Geisler. Although "The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest Questions" is an easy read, laid out to include application and references, I found the book boring and full of answers I already knew (well, I did go to Bible college).

I'm not sure who Geisler and Jason Jumenez wrote this book for. Most Christians will know the basic answers to the questions presented, questions that at times seem more suited to setting the liberal Christian straight. And, really, the questions presented do not seem to match up with the book's title, they are so varied.

"Life" implies real-word, everyday, immediately-applies-to-me questions, but these questions vary from spiritual (what is Hell?) to philosophical (what is truth?). A few questions at the end of the book deal with politics and modern cultural issues, but they do not expand enough to answer my "life" questions.

So, maybe this book just needs a new title. Or perhaps it needs to be expanded into a reference book.

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

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