Ravi Zacharias. Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass-Marketed Spirituality. Nashville, Tenn.: FaithWords, 2012. 304 pages, $21.99.
New Age teachings that proliferate in the age of Chopra and Oprah are confronted head-on in this book by one of today’s favorite conservative Christian teachers.
Tracing the impact of popular culture on American religion, he shows why Jesus’ resurrection overcomes beliefs of reincarnation, humans being their own gods, truth being relative and more.
Carolyn Weber. Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Thomas Nelson, 2011. 480 pages, $16.99.
With the poetic touch of a lover of literature, this English professor recalls a double romance that changed her life. While studying at Oxford, she fell in love with God and with the man who shared the Gospel with her. Anglophiles will appreciate her references to British literature and descriptions of the famed English college.
Alister McGrath. Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find the Faith. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2012. 208 pages, $16.99.
This author, a theologian and former atheist like C.S. Lewis, pays homage to “Mere Christianity” in this book’s title and in his learned, respectful appeals to reason. This practical guide seeks to educate modern Christians on how to be evangelists in their daily lives.
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