Sunday, June 9, 2019

Nonfiction Review: Faith is for Weak People

I subscribe to Ray Comfort on YouTube. The street evangelist tends to follow a similar pattern of leading people through the 10 Commandments in an attempt to convey the seriousness of sin. I have nothing against this and am a fan of his videos. Although, personally, I like to read books and listen to debates that get more into detail. Therefore, a book by Comfort addressing more specific questions certainly intrigued me.

Reading "Faith is for Weak People," I wondered if Comfort's usual rhetoric would come into play, and it did, but I was surprised at how well it fit into each chapter in a way that felt different from the author's videos.

This is definitely a book written for the believer interested in learning how to evangelize. Comfort never really answers a question directly. This isn't really a book for someone looking for answers that can be used in a debate. If anything, Comfort seems to be coaching the reader to get at the question behind the question and tie it back to the gospel message. For this reason, I wish he had included questions to as the questioner instead of concluding each chapter with study questions that ask the reader to repeat what she's just read.

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

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