120th out of 391 books — 339 voters
Deliver Us from Evil
In this compelling volume, Ravi Zacharias examines the mystery of evil. This brilliant writer and gifted teacher traces how secularization has led to a loss of shame, pluralization has led to a loss of reason, and privatization has led to a loss of meaning.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 3rd 1998 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
(first published August 28th 1996)
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I like listening to Ravi Zacharias speak, but I am not so impressed with his books. I only finished this one (which was recommended as one of his best) because it was a church book club choice and it ended up that we were hosting. I read it with some skepticism and a feeling that this book reflects the time in which it was written, but for better or worse, we don`t live in that world anymore. If you are going to spend the time to educate yourself about the complex issues touched on here, there m...more
Ravi does a great job telling stories and getting his point across using illustrations. I don't recommend this book if you don't consider yourself very intellectual. You'll just feel bored. This isn't a book for people who like books about "huntin', fightin' and monster trucks." This is a book for those of you who want good theology and apologetics, and a challenge to your Christian life. Or if you're a Christian who turns on the radio/t.v. and just shakes his head at what our society is becomin...more
Oh Ravi. I may have mentioned once or twice before that I am absolutely obsessed with Ravi Zacharias. And that he's brilliant. Any time I come up with anything even halfway insightful, Luke says "You heard that from Ravi, didn't you?". He knows me so well. Anyway, the first book I read and reviewed by Ravi after falling in love with his radio broadcast/podcast (Let My People Think) actually turned out to be edited rather than authored by Ravi. I liked it, but felt it was a bit simplistic. I was...more
Ravi Zacharias looks at the West and sees a culture at risk. And he is not referring to the problems that most of us would grant - problems that, given the right combination of legislation at the national level, and enlightenment at the personal level, we can have confidence will eventually be overcome. He is talking about something far deeper, a crisis at the very heart of the West that despite our best efforts, is getting worse. It is causing a decay that, if unchecked, must eventually lead to...more
This is an excellent look at why our nation--and the world--seems to be falling victim to increasingly heinous evil. It was written in the 90s, so many of Zacharias' predictions have now come true. If you're ready to face the truth--and be a part of the solution--you'll love this book.
This was an enlightening read in regards to our culture and the current state of thought process in our culture. It began and ended especially well, with the appendix giving a nice overview of postmodernism- though I felt a bit of a drag in the center, it may just have been due to my interest level. There are some great quotes and arguments throughout-- I would like to own this one. I would refer back to it, it seems. An especially great poem in one of the early chapters on losing faith,(DEATH O...more
Excellent book. Ravi Zacharias is a phenomenal apologist. In this book he breaks down the prevailing world view in the west today and reveals its deficiencies as well as presents the glorious alternative available in Christ.
May 28, 2011 Lisa Cline rated it 5 of 5 stars
Ravi is awesome, so much to learn from any book he writes! He is a master at weaving in interesting stories with solid truth that will stand the test of time. This was a very interesting book that delved into why America is in the predicament it now is in. It answers the question Why is evil rampant? This is well worth the time taken to read it...truths every person needs to know.
This book confronts a very real topic that few people take the time to examine but many people complain about: the deterioration of society because of a hypocritical view of morality. Ravi quickly opens the reader's eyes to the many problems facing a postmodern society, especially the desire for morals and right action in a society bereft of value.
November 29th - This book has so many big words, it's hard to keep up, honestly. I find myself having to read paragraphs over and over again. I love the way Ravi thinks, though! He has really cool ways of putting things into better perspective and I love things like that.
a good analysis of the problems that christianity faces in a post-modern world. Zacharias' method of drawing from stories is good reading and helps to see the heart of the issue more clearly. However, his writing style is hard to get used to: He uses a lot of adverbs and ambiguous words, which makes his thoughts, although compelling in content, difficult to really sink in.
For over thirty-five years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world in great halls and universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford. He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN and other international broadcasts. The author of several books for adults and children, he powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. His most...moreMore about Ravi Zacharias...