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Today’s Moment of Truth: Devotions to Deepen Your Faith In Christ
This devotional book contains 180 entries to explore many spiritual topics of faith, controversy, and curiosity. The 2 co-authors, atheist turned Christian Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg are both authors of multiple books and have been widely recognized speakers. They have used their research and gained knowledge, much of which is included in their well-known publications to provide condensed daily thought provoking and faith building devotions. Their purpose is described in the introduction: “we start each reading with a short passage from the Bible that is relevant to the topic we will explore that day. Then we address the subject, often beginning by quoting a thinker who challenges the Christian position, followed by logic and evidence that show what is true and why we can believe it. Then we end each reading with a succinct summary, under the heading “Truth for Today.””
My personal rating: 4/5 stars. I enjoyed this devotional book, finding that each passage did not require much time to read, but often contained a lot of thought provoking content to think about through the day. The book covers many commonly asked questions through all of time: questions about the validity of the Bible, the validity of Jesus as the Promised Messiah, the origins of Creation, the importance of man and the soul of man, the validity and purpose of angels and the Holy Spirit, why there is pain and suffering, etc. The devotions also discuss beliefs of other religions as well as the arguments of atheists and agnostics. For the believer, the devotions also serve to strengthen your faith and understanding of God’s purposes for your life. There truly is something for every inquiring mind contained in this great collection.
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