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In the quest for the truth, you need to know what you believe and why you believe it. Who Made God? offers accessible answers to over 100 commonly asked apologetic questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologists, this guide is standard equipment for Christians who want to understand and talk about their faith intelligently. Part one answers tough questions In the quest for the truth, you need to know what you believe and why you believe it. Who Made God? offers accessible answers to over 100 commonly asked apologetic questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologists, this guide is standard equipment for Christians who want to understand and talk about their faith intelligently. Part one answers tough questions about the Christian faith such as:• Who made God? • How can there be three persons in one God? • What is God’s ultimate purpose in allowing evil? • Where did the universe come from? • How long are the days of creation in Genesis? • Did Jesus rise from the dead? • Are the records of Jesus’ life reliable? • Does the Bible have errors in it?Part two answers tough questions about other faiths, including Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Reincarnation, Buddhism, and Black Islam. Relevant stories, questions for reflection and discussion, and a comprehensive list of suggested resources help you dig deeper so you can be prepared to give careful answers that explain the reasons for your faith.


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In the quest for the truth, you need to know what you believe and why you believe it. Who Made God? offers accessible answers to over 100 commonly asked apologetic questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologists, this guide is standard equipment for Christians who want to understand and talk about their faith intelligently. Part one answers tough questions In the quest for the truth, you need to know what you believe and why you believe it. Who Made God? offers accessible answers to over 100 commonly asked apologetic questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologists, this guide is standard equipment for Christians who want to understand and talk about their faith intelligently. Part one answers tough questions about the Christian faith such as:• Who made God? • How can there be three persons in one God? • What is God’s ultimate purpose in allowing evil? • Where did the universe come from? • How long are the days of creation in Genesis? • Did Jesus rise from the dead? • Are the records of Jesus’ life reliable? • Does the Bible have errors in it?Part two answers tough questions about other faiths, including Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Reincarnation, Buddhism, and Black Islam. Relevant stories, questions for reflection and discussion, and a comprehensive list of suggested resources help you dig deeper so you can be prepared to give careful answers that explain the reasons for your faith.

30 review for Who Made God?: And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith

  1. 4 out of 5

    ♥ Ibrahim ♥

    I tried to like him and get something off his teaching, but I have been always put off by his pretentious, pedantic demeanor. Even when talking about something simple, he makes sure to convince you that he is a scholar, thus the cult of Ravi Zacharias in America where if you use big words from the pulpit such as “punctilious” and fake a British accent, Americans will say, wow and wow! He’s sure a brainiac! How can he be so smart! He’s an Indian guy who likes to tell a story after another and tri I tried to like him and get something off his teaching, but I have been always put off by his pretentious, pedantic demeanor. Even when talking about something simple, he makes sure to convince you that he is a scholar, thus the cult of Ravi Zacharias in America where if you use big words from the pulpit such as “punctilious” and fake a British accent, Americans will say, wow and wow! He’s sure a brainiac! How can he be so smart! He’s an Indian guy who likes to tell a story after another and tries to make you believe he’s a wise man from the East, not like those Hindus in his country who are lost sinners and worship cows. The Cult of Ravi Zacharias in America has no doubt enhanced narrow mindedness and that encouraged more Christians to look down on Hinduism and Buddhism, when they never read the Upanishad or any of the Hindu scriptures. Don’t expect objective, academic, fair scholarship from Ravi Zacharias and his likes! Far from it! Just a bunch of intellectual wannabes!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tygh Walters

    Very rudimentary. Basically, this book was one huge self fulfilling prophesy; using religion to explain religion... something doesn't seem right?! And what's with the section on, "What is the unique appeal of Islam to blacks?" !!! C'mon!!! This book, although harboring good intentions, is slathered in self-righteous ignorance. Very rudimentary. Basically, this book was one huge self fulfilling prophesy; using religion to explain religion... something doesn't seem right?! And what's with the section on, "What is the unique appeal of Islam to blacks?" !!! C'mon!!! This book, although harboring good intentions, is slathered in self-righteous ignorance.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Atchisson

    Great book? Ravi Zacharias is simply awesome.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Carlberg

    Great reference book...got tough questions, it's a easy place to start. Great reference book...got tough questions, it's a easy place to start.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Fred

    This is a very good REFERENCE book. However, I don't see myself ever reading it cover to cover. This is a very good REFERENCE book. However, I don't see myself ever reading it cover to cover.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Belyea

    Whether one is new to Christ or has been a child of his for years, an array of questions regarding faith, religion, race and Christian culture are sure to bombard the mind; here is provided clear and thought-provoking analyses into some of the tougher ponderings of the Word. Zacharias and colleagues bring Christians new and old an intriguing collection of questions with clear, informative answers that offer concise advice and expertise throughout a range of religious dilemmas. Bolstering one's k Whether one is new to Christ or has been a child of his for years, an array of questions regarding faith, religion, race and Christian culture are sure to bombard the mind; here is provided clear and thought-provoking analyses into some of the tougher ponderings of the Word. Zacharias and colleagues bring Christians new and old an intriguing collection of questions with clear, informative answers that offer concise advice and expertise throughout a range of religious dilemmas. Bolstering one's knowledge of Christ means delving into the conflicts of Christianity and the world.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Henson

    Great book to start diving into some tough questions Christians may encounter. The brevity of some topics/answers can be expected when the quantity of questions being discussed is taken into consideration. Some writers seemed much more straightforward and concise than others; again to be expected given the type of book. Overall, worth the read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie G

    You can see from the cover that it is edited by my main man Ravi Zacharias. Ravi is my hero and it is very common in my house for my sentences to start with "Ravis says..." In fact, it's gotten to the point that anytime I say anything that could possibly be insightful, Luke automatically responds with "Did you hear that on Ravi?" I'd be offended but usually the answer is yes. Ravi, however, didn't really write this one. He wrote one chapter and the other editor, Norman Giesler, wrote two (I thi You can see from the cover that it is edited by my main man Ravi Zacharias. Ravi is my hero and it is very common in my house for my sentences to start with "Ravis says..." In fact, it's gotten to the point that anytime I say anything that could possibly be insightful, Luke automatically responds with "Did you hear that on Ravi?" I'd be offended but usually the answer is yes. Ravi, however, didn't really write this one. He wrote one chapter and the other editor, Norman Giesler, wrote two (I think) chapters, but mostly they worked as editors and the chapters are compiled from other authors and theologians, who are all very qualified, but are, alas, not my Ravi. So, I was somewhat disappointed once I got home and realized it wasn't actually Ravi writing, but the subject matter itself is still very interesting. It answers a lot of the typical questions that are raised regarding Christianity - like the historicity of Jesus, the literal interpretation of the Bible and the divine inspiration of the Bible, the Christian response to other religions, etc. Writing Very nice. Obviously, since Ravi edited it. No complaints about the writing style or presentation, but I will say this: it's written for those who are already Christians. I say that because the entire book uses the Bible as evidence for backing up many of the answers to the questions addressed. If you believe the Bible is true, then this is fine, but it doesn't answer the questions of those who are already unconvinced. There are some historical documents and citations included, but overall the Bible/the words of Christ are used as evidence. I think if the book is intended for those who are questioning their faith or do not already believe in the Bible, this could be problematic. Entertainment Value I found it very interesting, but as I mentioned above, it's really more suited for a Christian audience who believes in the Bible as God's Word than for those who are not Christians or doubt the divine inspiration of the Bible. I think it would be an excellent book for a small group/Bible study to go through and discuss - I've considered suggesting it to my church group. My one crtitique for the "entertainment value" is that the book is a bit on the simple side. Again, I think it's excellent for a small group study or for a new believer or someone who is not as secure in their faith. But if you've grown up as a Christian and you've spent a lot of your life involved in studying the Bible and persuing further knowledge, it's probably something you've already heard. I enjoyed it as a refresher, but it wasn't full of new insight or information that I hadn't heard in some other format before. Overall Perfect book for new believers, those who want to refresh their knowledge or begin exploring issues of theology, or for a small group/discussion type Bible study. Not really ideal for those who are already well versed in the Scripture and theology and looking for deeper reading and also not ideal for those who don't already believe the Bible is truth.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    This book was interesting but seemed to stray from the topic. It started out defending against the concept of randomness in creation and evolution apart from God, then wandered into a comparison of Christianity to other religions and philosophies

  10. 5 out of 5

    Harry Lee

    Have always dodged the difficult questions. But this book was a good start for me to tackle some of them. It is particular relevant toolkit to help deal with today's questions coming from different perspectives of science, religions and practices. Have always dodged the difficult questions. But this book was a good start for me to tackle some of them. It is particular relevant toolkit to help deal with today's questions coming from different perspectives of science, religions and practices.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lydia

    A collection of questions and answers that includes many of the questions that Lee Strobel asks in The Case for Faith, but also has several answers about different religions' views on life as well. The questions that were the same as The Case for Faith I thought were handled better and more detailed in that book, but this is less "interview" and more "thesis paper", so if you comprehend better with the one style over the other, read the according book. The new questions, however, were some reall A collection of questions and answers that includes many of the questions that Lee Strobel asks in The Case for Faith, but also has several answers about different religions' views on life as well. The questions that were the same as The Case for Faith I thought were handled better and more detailed in that book, but this is less "interview" and more "thesis paper", so if you comprehend better with the one style over the other, read the according book. The new questions, however, were some really great material and helped me understand the view points (and included good discussion topics to foster understanding and friendship) of other religions. Even better, these were done by people "in the trenches", who have (or do) work internationally and have a good knowledge and understanding of what they teach. Content notes: Different issues are posited and discussed (including murder and rape) but no detailed or objectionable content.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brian Gerace

    The writing was okay but I feel that the questions that they asked and answered were not the ones I would have asked. Didn't find the book very inspiring, glad I got it cheap. The writing was okay but I feel that the questions that they asked and answered were not the ones I would have asked. Didn't find the book very inspiring, glad I got it cheap.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jim Ainsworth

    This book was written by six authors with Zacharias and Geisler as general editors. I was a little disappointed that Zacharias did not actually write any chapters. The book attempts to answer questions about the Christian faith including the one in the title. Questions about science and faith, evil, Jesus, miracles, the Bible and about other faiths and beliefs including reincarnation, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Black Islam are addressed. The contributors are to be admired for tackling tough issues a This book was written by six authors with Zacharias and Geisler as general editors. I was a little disappointed that Zacharias did not actually write any chapters. The book attempts to answer questions about the Christian faith including the one in the title. Questions about science and faith, evil, Jesus, miracles, the Bible and about other faiths and beliefs including reincarnation, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Black Islam are addressed. The contributors are to be admired for tackling tough issues and attempting to answer unanswerable questions. Did they succeed? Well, that’s another unanswerable question. However, the reader is allowed to ponder the imponderable, using strong research and informed opinions of the best scholars on the subjects addressed. It is also an excellent reference guide with extensive footnotes. I learned a lot. And I think that’s all one can expect.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    So much new information learned from this fascinating collection of essays from a selection of scholars. NOTES: 1: tough questions about god. Two proofs of caused universe. One is the second law of thermodynamics which states the world is running out of usable energy and so therefore it cannot be eternal otherwise it would have run out by now.there could not have been an infinite number of moments before this one as it would require no ending nor beginning. Since past moments have led us to today So much new information learned from this fascinating collection of essays from a selection of scholars. NOTES: 1: tough questions about god. Two proofs of caused universe. One is the second law of thermodynamics which states the world is running out of usable energy and so therefore it cannot be eternal otherwise it would have run out by now.there could not have been an infinite number of moments before this one as it would require no ending nor beginning. Since past moments have led us to today, it follows there must be a finite cause.the world came from god but not of god, by him not of him. Time began with creation and so therefore god was existing in a timeless state before the world was created.the only thing prior to time was eternity. God is one nature and three persons, like a triangle - three corners, one triangle.those who go to hell choose to go to hell. Heaven for unbelievers will be hell of sorts.the world preexisted in gods mind as an idea before he brought it into existence ex nihlo. 2: tough questions about evil. Evil is the absence of something good. God wanted Adam and all of humanity to choose love freely through obedience.we live in a fallen world. There will be no evil in heaven.if god were to announce that at midnight tonight evil will stop, how many of us would still be here?we cannot understand gods evil in our finiteness.if we can discover good purposes for evil in our finite selves, then an infietly Great god must have reasons even if we cannot understand them in the now. Tough questions about science 3: Christians do not view the world as divine or filled with spirits, but rather a natural product of a transcendent creator.mang philosophers of science realised during the 20th century that many things can’t be proved scientifically but are guaranteed by a Christian worldview (laws of logic, cognitive faculty reliability, moral values). The assumptions of objectivity made by Christianity is what science is based on. Hawkings a brief history of time is modelled on imaginary time coordinates which mean it is not applicable to reality.the bible isn’t a science book and doesn’t tell us what means god used to create life.the seventh day represents the sabbath and rest. We are living in the sabbath because god is resting. Tough questions about Christ 4: Strictly speaking the gospels are anonymous. But that said, early church leaders support the idea that Matthew the tax collector, John mark the friend of Peter wrote mark.if authorship of gospels were to be invented then they would have used prominent apostles.the pool in John where Jesus healed a man has been found. The five porticoes were present as described.luke was a remarkably accurate histrian. If the writers can be trusted to report On minor details then they should be trusted on the bigger ones.powerful case that acts was written between 62 and 63AD.acts is the second part to Luke’s writings so his gosepel must have been written earlier. More tough questions about Christ:5 Should we believe Jesus was god? If we can prove he could perform miracles, fulfill ancient messianic prophesies and come back from the dead then we know he was the son of god.the thing that created the universe can surely intervene (miracles). Miracles can only be disproved by disproving god.john 3:2 nicodemus a member of the Jewish ruling council said to Jesus he knew he was the son of god because of the miracles.predicted messiah would be born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Old Testament written (some books) 400 years before New Testament.Guinness world record best attorney declared that without any doubt the resurrection happened. If the tomb was not empty, it would have been impossible for Christians to make it up in a place where they hated and killed Jesus.over 40 days Jesus appeared to 515 individuals. Tough questions about the bible 6: Not all things in the bible must come from a modern astronomical perspective but from a common observational perspective.old testament Hebrew and New Testament Greek. Tough questions about the bible,false prophets, and the holy books of other religions:7 Much good and true in other religions but anything contradictory to the bible is false. Tough questions about Hinduism and transcendental meditation: 8 Polytheism is many gods. Pantheism is oneness of everything.jesus Christ is the culmination of all sacrifices in religious history.uktimate reality is impersonal. Does that mean personality is inferior to ultimate impersonal reality.sin is a broken relationship with god. Transcendental meditation stems from our ignorance of our relationship to the infinite Brahman. Tough questions about Yoga reincarnation and Buddhism: 9 Yoga and new age beliefs offer a quick fix efficacious solution to modern stressful times.illusion force called maya hides our union with the ultimate reality. Meditation and yoga is not about trying to achieve union but rather trying to realise it.reincarnation states that every being human and nonhuman will be reborn into another existence in the form of another being. This is based on the assumption that time is cyclical. The class of birth depends on deeds done in the previous life.how does karmic behaviour apply to impersonal things? In dimensions of breadth, height and length we can move in different dimensions (cyclical). Time can only move forward suggesting it is linear.two forms of Buddhism. One Mahayana who don’t believe in authoritive texts of early Buddhism and Theravada who do.if life is all suffering how do we know there is suffering without enjoyment. Tough questions about black Islam: 10

  15. 5 out of 5

    Frank Peters

    This was a good reference book, which has not aged as well as it might. Given that it is an apologetic work, I did not expect there to be any issues that would change appreciably with time, but was surprised to find this was so. In addition, the book was strongly centred in the culture of the US, and aspects (especially the last chapter on Black Islam) were irrelevant for where I live in Europe. This was highly disappointing. The book could instead have added a section on Islam, which would have This was a good reference book, which has not aged as well as it might. Given that it is an apologetic work, I did not expect there to be any issues that would change appreciably with time, but was surprised to find this was so. In addition, the book was strongly centred in the culture of the US, and aspects (especially the last chapter on Black Islam) were irrelevant for where I live in Europe. This was highly disappointing. The book could instead have added a section on Islam, which would have been very valuable in Europe. Ultimately, I am happy to have the book on my shelf to be seen as the contents are fine. But, I would not give it a strong recommendation.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Samuel

    This book is a pretty easy read, divided up into nice sections. However, some of the reading can get a bit tedious, some arguments are a bit circular, and others weren't really all that convincing. I thought the last three chapters had some great info. on religions that I thought I knew more about than I did, so those were helpful. A good book if you want to dig into some places of theology you don't know a great deal about, this book will also allow you to pick and choose areas you're intereste This book is a pretty easy read, divided up into nice sections. However, some of the reading can get a bit tedious, some arguments are a bit circular, and others weren't really all that convincing. I thought the last three chapters had some great info. on religions that I thought I knew more about than I did, so those were helpful. A good book if you want to dig into some places of theology you don't know a great deal about, this book will also allow you to pick and choose areas you're interested in.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Will O'kelley

    This book was great. Drawing from some of the best and most well-grounded theological minds alive today, the book gives a beautiful picture of Christianity in the bright light of truth. The book was both encouraging and equipping. It helped me see some things I had forgotten about, and I would consider this book an incredible resource for any young Christian or seeker who is wrestling with hard to answer questions and is not satisfied with trite answers.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    After reading reviews of this book to get a feel for it, I saw several that said it didn't go deep enough into answering the questions. That actually made me want to read the book. Since I'm not a Philosophy major I didn't want the never-ending answers that are sometimes given to philosophical questions. This is a good one to read if you're looking for thorough answers without being wordy. After reading reviews of this book to get a feel for it, I saw several that said it didn't go deep enough into answering the questions. That actually made me want to read the book. Since I'm not a Philosophy major I didn't want the never-ending answers that are sometimes given to philosophical questions. This is a good one to read if you're looking for thorough answers without being wordy.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kelli

    This is a big intellectual book, its completely helpful and well researched. Some of the questions, toward the middle of the book, did seem super simplified. However, others seem very deep and the answers thought over. I read most of it straight thru, but I think it serves pretty well just being a reference book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Scott Frazier

    This is a solid starter book for those looking for quick answers to tough questions. However, each response is relatively terse and unable to create a robust argument. I would suggest this book to some of my students who were starting to explore the world of apologetics and want an broad overview of specific questions, but there are many other books I would recommend before this one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Schmidt

    Delightful! Easy to read, difficult questions! Ravi and Norm are THE expertise in Apologetics in the entire world! There are others in it that have been in other religions and now have faith in Christ too!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kaity

    Overall, I really liked this. There were a couple chapters that were so bad that it physically pained me to read them, but only a couple. I'm rapidly becoming obsessed with apologetics. I'd say about 95% of this book was really good and changed the way I think about some things. Overall, I really liked this. There were a couple chapters that were so bad that it physically pained me to read them, but only a couple. I'm rapidly becoming obsessed with apologetics. I'd say about 95% of this book was really good and changed the way I think about some things.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Art

    Very thought provoking and insightful. The book also provided some interesting and basic groundwork of the world's largest religions. So when talking to people of other faiths, it's good to know their belief systems and where they're coming from spiritually. Very thought provoking and insightful. The book also provided some interesting and basic groundwork of the world's largest religions. So when talking to people of other faiths, it's good to know their belief systems and where they're coming from spiritually.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Surya Shanmugam

    A great starter book for any Christian who wishes to enter apologetics and defend their faith. The arguments are very clearly explained and the insight into other religions like Hinduism and Buddhism and other worldviews are very nicely elaborated.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jess Martin

    Some of the answers were good, others not so much. It was a good starting point, but ultimately these questions go much deeper than can be answered by ANY book. Find people you trust to talk about them with rather than blindly following someone else's explanation. Some of the answers were good, others not so much. It was a good starting point, but ultimately these questions go much deeper than can be answered by ANY book. Find people you trust to talk about them with rather than blindly following someone else's explanation.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    Easy read; it is divided into short sections. I did not agree with a few doctrines.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Steve lockwood

    Great book. Very deep topics yet easy to read.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Barnes

    I like Ravi, but this book ended up feeling shallow.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    Got right into some common yet tough questions we face when sharing our faith.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Hansen

    This book is great but is very cursory and often not very helpful. Still good for basic overview but I was a little disappointed with some of the passages. But it was informative.

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