Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale is an insightful and enlightening book that examines the popular “isms” of our day and how they stack up to Christianity and the truth that Jesus Christ proclaims.
This is a book that is sure to capture the attention of readers who are interested in learning how some of the most common secular worldviews differ from Christianity.
The first thing that I must note is that this book is written from a place of love. Both authors have a genuine desire to educate readers and not berate or mock them based on their beliefs. At the same time, they firmly believe the truth that Jesus Christ taught and want to share it with anyone who is open-minded and willing to listen to the claims that they are sharing and defending.
This is the second book that I’ve read by Ravi Zacharias. The first one I read was not co-authored, so I did have some apprehensions about how much I’d enjoy this book in comparison. I was surprised to discovered that I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. Not because of the content, but because of the balance provided with the co-author. I’m not ashamed to admit that Ravi’s writing style and delivery sometimes goes over my head and requires me to slowly read and re-read what he’s saying to truly understand it. His style is slow and methodically for me, but Vince’s writing style on the other hand flows smoothly and enabled me to read at a faster pace when going through his chapters. I really appreciate how well their writing styles complement one another and made for an enjoyable reading experience.
There is no denying that I learned a lot from this book. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am grateful for this book and the work that Ravi and Vince are doing. It’s one thing to believe the truth that Jesus Christ proclaimed, but something else entirely to know why you believe it and be able to explain why you believe it over other worldviews. This book can definitely help believers in Jesus Christ to better understand their choice and be properly equipped to explain it to others, particularly non believers.
This is a phenomenal book that delivers on the promises of the authors. It clearly and thoroughly examines the differences between the Christian faith and secular worldviews and allows readers to decide for themselves what they will ultimately choose to believe in. I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it!
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