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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (But Were Afraid to Ask): The Jesus Edition
We all have questions about Jesus, but very few of us get the answers we're looking for--if the answers even exist! New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas understands how hard it can be to get hard truths, which is why he wrote this hilarious, entertaining guide to the most influential individual to have ever lived on the face of the earth. Like his previous books ...more
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published January 14th 2010 by Baker Books
(first published October 1st 2009)
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I award very few books with five stars, so let me explain my unusually high rating. I think that Metaxas accomplishes exactly what he set out to do with this book, and not without a fair amount of poise. Written as an imagined interlocution, Metaxas takes advantage of the format to include a healthy amount of wit, humorous asides, and disarming ripostes. More important than, though bolstered by, his style is Metaxas' clarity. The author does justice to many difficult questions, answering them wi ...more
I liked this book. Good information and I liked the conversational approach to explaining the various points. But, Eric's style of conversation is sprinkled with his own brand of light comedy/silliness that is very "dad joke"ish and is definitely an acquired taste.
Mar 28, 2018 Ryan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I really enjoyed the modern discussion about Jesus in normal every day language. Plus it is good to see people are still producing books about Jesus that aren't just trying to get you to not believe in Him.
The conversational Q&A is a definitely unique format to explore theological questions about Jesus, and I think would be a good primer for someone just starting to explore Christianity or seeking a refresher on the basics. I found the snarkiness to be a bit much after a while, but perhaps more people would find it very entertaining.
A book on apologetics without mathematical equations and physics. What's not to like? Well, at times, the author seems to have a little too much fun dealing with his fictitious alter ego, (who asks him questions that he responds to). For those who are just starting out on their Christian journey, or those who have not yet decided what they believe, this would be an easy introduction to basic theology for them.
An incredibly clever book that covers a wide swath of very difficult theological questions in an informal Q & A format. I would recommend to this book to anyone who wants to pass along a non-threatening resource to a non-believing friend. There is so much rich conversation material in here and Metaxas' humor and light-heartedness make it easily accessible. HUGE fan of this guy.
Jul 15, 2016 Nathan Schneider rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Really a fun, informative listen. It's apologetics on a conversational level. The audio version is two voices in conversation throughout the book. The beginning chapters are especially evidentiary.
In a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, Rabbit Ears Productions and the New York Times, four things not ordinarily in the same sentence. He is a best-selling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into more than 25 languages.More about Eric Metaxas