Basic Christianity – Named a “Book of the Century” by Christianity Today “If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded,” writes John Stott. “We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone.” Who is Jesus Christ? If he is not who he said he was, and if he did not do what he said he had come to do, the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruin. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what would that mean for us? John Stott’s clear, classic book examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith.
After reading the chapter on ‘consequences of sin’, I became more aware of my sinfulness and I realized how unbearable it would be to live a life separated from God because of my own sinfulness. So when I read the next chapter ‘the death of Christ’ , I felt joy, joy, so much joy! Again, I am reminded how God offers us a gift of salvation, and Jesus’s death on the cross ultimately restores our relationship with God. What better news than that??!