Thursday, November 14, 2013

RELIABLE TRUTH: The Validity Of The Bible In An Age Of Skepticism

Have you ever wanted to engage one of your favorite thinkers, writers, or speakers in an intimate, one-on-one conversation?  Grab your favorite beverage, a chair in your favorite corner, and open the pages of Reliable Truth.

Written by Richard E. Simmons III (no relation to the fitness fanatic, as far as I know!) Reliable Truth provides the reader with insights into the thought of authors such as Anne Rice and C.S. Lewis, philosophers such as Dallas Willard, Craig Blomberg, and Norman Geisler, and scholars from practically every field of knowledge.  And they are all shining the cumulative light of scholarship, faith, belief, and logic on one question:  is the Bible truly the inerrant, infallible, inspired and unique word of God?

The reader will be exposed to numerous ways in which this question has been approached throughout history.  And the most interesting principle I find expressed, over and over is this:  it doesn’t matter the approach, the more questions you ask of the Bible, and it’s relation to history, and geography, and nature, and archeology – the more valid the Bible is proven to be.

This is crucial, because while the just live by faith, it’s not a blind faith.  It’s a faith that has been placed squarely on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. And we only know about him . . . by reading the Bible.

Finished your refreshments?  Go get another cup.  We may be here awhile.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from The B & B Media Group.

5 stars for honest, open interaction over a polarizing subject.

Reliable Truth
Richard E. Simmons III
ISBN 978-1-939-35800-4
Christian / Inspirational
Union Hill Publishing
189 pages
$22.00 U.S.

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