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I need to preface this post by saying that for many years I would start off posts about non-fiction books by saying that non-fiction really wasn’t my favorite genre and it took me forever to read through a non-fiction book (if I even finished it at all). Lately, it seems like that has changed. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older and a lot of fiction books seem more like “fluff” to me or what. But, I’ve really been getting into non-fiction and I’m really enjoying it. So, I was excited for the opportunity to read this book, written by my friend and fellow homeschool parent, Israel Wayne.
About the Book
Jesus rarely answered questions He was asked, but instead turned the tables by asking a piercing question of His own. Questions Jesus Asks goes through a broad spectrum of these, dealing with issues like morality, suffering, humility, faith, and much more.
- Explore the unique paradox of Jesus’ divinity and humanity
- Be challenged by the questions Jesus asks each of us
- Learn more about Jesus and find the answers to your own life’s questions.
John 17:3 tells us: “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” There is no higher purpose in life than the knowledge of God through His Son. Prepare to learn far more about God and the nature of Jesus than you thought was possible. Jesus asks penetrating questions that cut past the pretense and reach the target of our hearts.
About the Author
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting biblical authority. He is the author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Questions God Asks. Israel has written a regular column for the Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Revival Quarterly magazines. He is also the site editor for www.ChristianWorldview.net.
Heidi Says . . .
I pretty much alluded to it in the preface of this post, but I’ll say it again – I really, really enjoyed this book. I read it through from beginning to end. I went to bed with this book each night for my bedtime reading. While my goal was to read one chapter each evening, I actually found myself devouring 2 or 3 chapters (sometimes more).
I loved the Israel opened each chapter by sharing a personal story from his own life. These stories were real and honest, even if that meant putting himself out there at times. The honesty was refreshing. (Though I really don’t believe he was THAT BAD of a kid!)
Another thing that I really loved about this book was that Israel, of course, tied each answer in with Scripture. But, he took it one step further and added snippets of books, quotes, etc. from heroes of the faith. Maybe it’s because I also love history; but I found this SO interesting and enjoyable to read.
Israel is one smart cookie and he’s clearly put a ton of time and energy into the research that went into this book. This is a non-fiction book that I’ll actually pick up and read again, I’m sure. It would make a great addition to any church library as well. (I’m contemplating if I want to share my copy or not!)
I’m currently working through Israel’s parenting book and would love to get my hands on his Questions God Asks book as well! Read his books! Then come back and thank me for recommending them.
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