The kind of faith that leads to salvation involves attitudes of your mind (belief), your spirit (trust), and your heart (adoration).
Ten key questions that author Bruce Bickel has experienced with his ministry that he shares in a question format. In other words, he brings the question – starting with the first one “Is God Real and How Can You Know. Each question reflects how an individual might wrestle with the question and using scripture, you are brought into other questions. The questions are designed for you to think more deeply and find the answer to the original question. There were some things that I found encouraging. The format was going in the right direction of faith and our need of salvation but I felt it lacked as well. The reason being which he lightly touched on in the end, is we have to respond. See our need which in itself is an act of the Holy Spirit. In other words, we can have the questions answered but our hearts are unchanged. Questions are good but they don’t do any good unless we understand the problem and see that the problem is in ourselves and not outside.
In speaking on the trinity, the author introduced the chapter with the book “The Shack”. I am not fan because I think it does the opposite of what the author intended. It puts God in a box and the relationship between the trinity is based on God’s holiness and love. Just because a book is popular, it doesn’t mean that it reflects the truth, it does mean however, that its popularity indicates that people felt a connection which in my mind is why. For me personally, it means more that Jesus proclaimed it is finished than looking elsewhere for connection.
It is not a book that I would highly recommend but it does have value in bringing these questions to light and being challenged by them.
A Special Thank You to Bethany House Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.