I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for books to give away to folks. I like being able to have something handy for people to take away and be challenged and encouraged by it. One of the hard kinds of books to find, is those written for the non-Christian that make them think about what and why they believe what they do. Here’s one I’d like to bring to your attention.
We’ve probably all been in those conversations where Christianity is under fire. People are tempted to think that any kind of faith is irrational and goes against all logic. Or, some are tempted to think that Christianity is nonsense because they might not have received the answers to their hard questions. Or maybe people have been hurt by Christians, or churches, and then view God as a mean taskmaster in the sky.
Whatever it is, we’ve probably all been in conversations where Christianity is under fire. Maybe you knew how to respond or maybe you didn’t. But you probably left that conversation thinking that you’d like a resource to hand over to the non-Christian friends, family member or colleague, to help them consider Christianity in more depth. This is a really good one to go for.
In this short book, Ben Shaw, gives the reader 7 reasons to reconsider the claims of Christianity. I like this book because it’s honest. Too many books gloss over the hard questions, but this book goes right for them. Shaw’s writing style is very conversational and easy to read. It will not be a difficult read, even for those who don’t read much or who don’t necessarily like reading.
Shaw gives 7 reasons to reconsider Christianity;
- Because it’s worth thinking through what life is really all about
- Because Christianity is a lot more intellectually credible than you might have assumed
- Because Christianity is about life to the full
- Because Christianity give a compelling answer to the question “What’s wrong with the world?”
- Because Jesus is arguably the most influential person in history
- Because the death of Jesus is surprisingly very good news for you
- Because, if Jesus did rise from the dead, then it would confirm everything
Throughout this book, Shaw doesn’t just give an opinion, but he backs up his claims with historical fact. Ben grew up in a non-Christian home and so he speaks clearly, and with experience, to some of the objections to the Christian faith.
In this book you will find the words of a Christian who knows the truth and who lovingly, convincingly and accurately wants to convey the Christian message to a world that needs to know about Jesus. I would recommend buying a few copies to have on hand to share with non-Christian friends and family members. Order your copy here.
Ben Shaw began adult life as a full-time musician before completing a B.Th (hons) at Moore College, Sydney, Australia. He went on to become a minister in Sydney and then in Wimbledon, London, UK. He was the Senior Minister of the Boathouse Church, Putney for seven years until cancer forced him into early retirement. Ben had a keen interest in early Christianity and the history of Biblical manuscripts in particular. In 2012 he spent a week digging with the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Bethsaida, Galilee. Through all this, Ben maintained a deep love of all sports and was faithfully supported by his high-achieving wife, Karen. Ben passed away in 2021 after a battle with cancer.