Saturday, December 1, 2007
20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists - Kenneth D. Boa, Robert M., Jr. Bowman
Read this book within 2 days. Haha in the midst of my exams no less! Hahaha. Well my dad borrowed this book from the local library and it was lying around. So being bored with Basic Inorganic Chemistry, I picked it up intending to flip through it. But with its clear double spaced lines and witty speech, I devoured half the book, from Evidence 1 to Evidence 11 in one night.
Fantastic stuff. Haha, the dust jacket starts off with the verse: "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for hte hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15 NIV. Yup and so it goes. It takes off with an intellectual discourse, but in layman terms. The authors both teach at universities and have PhDs, so if you're expecting some lightweight material, look elsewhere.
This book is aimed at everyone, not just Christians, to answer questions that many people have concerning God. It has substantial reasoning and in the earlier chapters, you must read closely to follow, especially on the section about how relativistic statements fall back into themselves. Haha, relativity is only for the physicists. Some statements do have loopholes in them but they are minor and are easily spotted as being perhaps inadequate examples or figures of speech.
My favourite was Number 8: The Evidence of a Fallen World. Many claim that God doesn't exist because there is so much evil in the world today. But the existence of good and evil coexisting is the very proof that God exist. This is because evil is a choice made by humans. And if we can make no such choice, then we'd simply be robots living in this world. However, God sent Jesus down to redeem us, and set us free. In any case, my own opinions and thoughts here don't do justice to the great book that everyone should read. Its witty, thought-provoking and more.