I didn’t get as much reading done in July as I would have liked, but here’s the one book I did finish:
- The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller. The chapters address:
- The idea that there cannot be only one true religion
- The problem of evil — how can a good God allow suffering?
- The proposition that Christianity makes one narrow and restricts one’s freedom
- The accusation that Christianity is the source of many injustices
- Science and Christianity (I have a quote from the author here)
- The historical reliability of the Bible
- The clues of God
- Moral obligation
- Sin and its consequences
- The cross
- The resurrection
- The Trinity
I highly recommend this book for skeptics and doubters, as well as for Christians who want to add some tools to their apologetics toolbox.
Here are some additional books I worked on in July:
- The History of the Ancient World, by Susan Wise Bauer. I’ve been plugging away at this for several months now.
- Beyond Creation Science, by Timothy Martin and Jeffery Vaughn. This book is as much an argument for strong full preterism (the idea that Jesus already came back in 70 AD) as it is for old-Earth creationism. The authors do seem to be making a good case that the Bible doesn’t teach a young Earth or global flood, with some insights I hadn’t seen before. So far, this book is strengthening both my old-Earth creationism and my Premillenialism. So I guess the authors are being half successful.
Grace and Peace