In a world with so many religions, why Jesus?
We are living in a time when you can believe anything, as long as you do not claim it to be true. In the name of “tolerance,” our postmodern culture embraces everything from Eastern mysticism to New Age spirituality. But as Ravi Zacharias points out, such unquestioning acceptance of all things spiritual is absurd. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true.
Jesus Among Other Gods provides the answers to the most fundamental claims about Christianity, such as:
- Aren’t all religions fundamentally the same?
- Was Jesus who He claimed to be?
- Can one study the life of Christ and demonstrate conclusively that He was and is the way, the truth, and the life?
In each chapter, Zacharias considers a unique claim that Jesus made and then contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism with compelling insight and passionate conviction. In addition to an impressive breadth of reading and study, he shares his personal journey from despair and meaninglessness to his discovery that Jesus is who He said He is.
This book helped me see better how Jesus provides satisfying answers to central questions of life. Ravi Zacharias paints a compelling picture of the uniqueness of Jesus and the beauty and sense of a worldview based on him. He challenges the modern-day person (relativist, skeptic, humanist) to seek truth honestly and with openness, pointing out the insufficiencies of the atheist worldview.
Unlike other apologetic books, this book caused me to reflect on the application of the truth of the gospel on my life rather than merely logically thinking about the evidences proving the gospel true. As Zacharias walked through what is different about Christianity compared to other religions, I was reminded of the full implication of what Jesus did for me on the cross. I also learned a lot of useful knowledge about other religions that will help me start conversations with people of different faiths in the future.
LikeLiked by 1 person
This apologetics book is an argument about the uniqueness of Christianity. While it has solid evidence to back up its thesis, the format of the book makes it easier to digest with personal accounts, bible verses, quotes from philosophers scattered throughout. It was fun to see Course101 references in the book as well. This book will become a useful tool in my toolkit whenever I want to initiate spiritual conversations or engage with people of different religions.