Thursday, November 5, 2009

Weekly Recommendation: "The Journey"

Billy Graham certainly needs no introduction. He has preached throughout the world and his books have been best-sellers. His most recent book, however, is perhaps his best. If there ever was a book that articulates the gospel and the Christian life (in light of the gospel) and best summarizes the entire ministry of Billy Graham, it would be his monumental book, "The Journey: Living By Faith in an Uncertain World."

Graham writes with an amazing ability to make complicated issues simple. Graham manages to lay out the gospel and the Christian worldview in simple words that any reader an understand. He is orthodox and thorough, yet not dull and stuck in an ivory tower. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I was unsure what to expect and with some of Graham's comments in recent years that challenge a biblical understanding of the gospel, but Graham holds firm to the exclusive, justification by faith alone gospel of Scripture. Though there are minor moments of disagreement I had with Graham throughout, this is a solid book.

Anyone who respects, loves, and has learned from Graham will enjoy this book. I would recommend this book to all believers, especially to new believers. he covers God, Scripture, the gospel, Christian living, the purpose and meaning of the church, etc.

If you read nothing else and have little experience in reading Christian non-fiction, begin here and read this book.

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