Friday, March 20, 2015

Christian Nonfiction Review: Foundation by James L. Nicodem

I feel a bit fooled by James L. Nicodem. While his writing style is easy and enjoyable to read, and Nicodem includes plenty of stories and examples to keep his book interesting, the book is not really what its description promised. Only the first half of "Foundation" actually deals with the reliability of Scripture, and Nicodem merely covers the basic points that I have read hundreds of times before. Any skeptic would walk away still a skeptic from reading this book. The second half of the book is written for beginning Christians and reads like a pamphlet encouraging Christians to read their Bibles and to understand the salvation story presented in the Bible. Apparently, this book is a part of a series which probably covers even more pamphlet topics. Again, this is for beginners, and it does not deliver what it promises. Also, the small group discussion questions at the end of each chapter are typical and pointless, mostly finding their answers within the text rather than provoking any thought from the reader.

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

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