“MBR Bookwatch” features a review of “Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions”
MBR Bookwatch: January 2016
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
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Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions
Jeremiah J. Johnston
1030 Hunt Valley Circle, New Kensington, PA 15068
9781629116563, $15.99, PB, 224pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: You cannot Google the answers to the probing questions in this book! People who investigate the Christian faith often stop short because they have searing questions that most believers simply cannot answer. Additionally, “de – conversions” (people leaving the church) are on the increase. The trigger point of their departure is often an unanswered question! In “Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions”, Jeremiah Johnston (a New Testament scholar, professor, apologist, and regular speaker on university campuses, churches, and conferences) does not back away from the toughest questions, rather he provides you with solid, substantive answers. “Unanswered” gives you information, insight and confidence to your friend or loved one discover God’s divine tapestry for good in life’s bleakest moments! You will discover less confidence and peace in your own circumstances through this critical book. Unanswered is that indispensable resource tool for your own study, small group or Bible study class you attend. “Unanswered” responds to such tough issues as: God on Mute: What Do I Do When God Is Silent?; Body of Proof: Why Can I Trust in the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus and How Does That Change Things Today?; My Invisible Disease: What Christians Must Understand About Suicide and Mental Health; Paranormalcy: Understanding Spiritual Darkness and the Paranormal Allure Among Christians and How to Escape It; Bible – ish Christianity: Why Most Christians Know Just Enough About the Bible to Be Dangerous; Becoming Job: Why Suffering, Me – Centric Christianity, and a Concierge – God Don’t Mix. Unanswered will leave you enriched, characterized by a thinking faith, equipped to communicate confidently, and committed to escape the tendency of offering trite answers to a skeptical friend.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, reasoned, organized and presented, “Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions” is a very strongly recommended and rewarding read for all members of the Christian community regardless of their denominational affiliation. It should be noted that “Unanswered” is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).