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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ravi Zacharias Narrator: Ravi Zacharias Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780310269571
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In 2006, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) held an open forum at the Fox Theater in Atlanta to address the subject: “Has Christianity Failed You?” Tickets were sold for the event and—to the complete surprise of everyone—the event was sold out with a capacity crowd of over 5,000. People lined up offering to buy tickets from folks in line for higher prices.

Before the event, an RZIM cameraman walked the streets and asked people if they had rejected the faith they held at one time. One answered that, because of a Christian’s rejection of his gay lifestyle, he had done just that. Another answered that she had left her faith because she had fallen into adultery and could never live it down in the church. Others had their own reasons. Some said it was just intellectually untenable in an age of reason. They chose to come to the event to judge if there were adequate answers.

It is estimated that for every one person who writes a letter or attends an event, there are one thousand who agree. If the Atlanta crowd was any indication, the question is real and troubling.

Why is it that many live with silent doubt, many leaving the “evangelical fold” for something else? Is there something wrong with the message, the communicator, the hearer…or is it all three?

It’s time to ask the hard questions of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and why it seems as though God has made it so hard to continue believing. In fact, the son of a prominent U.S. Senator phoned me with that very question. “Why has God made it so hard to believe in Him?” Such skepticism is not just representative of the hostile; it also represents many honest questioners.

This book attempts to lay out the response to those within as well as those outside the Christian faith so as to understand what it is we believe and why it is so hard to do so. More to the point: Why it is actually so hard to deny God and still make sense out of life? In the end the answers should be both felt and real, with the added truth that God is nearer than you think. He desires that we sense Him very near to us and not distant. But closeness comes at a cost just as any relationship of love and commitment does.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 5/15/2013

    " I agree with all the points that Ravi makes, but his style is much too wordy for me. Ideally, the main points of this book could be condensed down to 100 pages and it would still be a good read. I love Ravi as a speaker but I guess that his books aren't for me. Glad I gave them a chance, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vaughn | 1/12/2013

    " This was an okay read from Ravi. The most helpful chapter for me was the one on prayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 9/27/2012

    " Took some of the harder questions on the church and our faith and tried to answer to the best that he can. Trust me you will learn something or gain insight on a issue that needs changed and why it is happening. It can deal with prayer, the church, or God himself and even you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 8/26/2012

    " This book is written in answer to the "new atheists". It is far from my favorite of books written by Dr. Zacharias. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Wiggins | 4/20/2012

    " I think this is Ravi Zacharias's finest work. He tackles in it the "arrogance" of exclusivity in Christianity, unanswered prayer, and people's genuine disappointments with Christianity. I found it to be of immense help when dealing with these really weighty issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald | 2/15/2012

    " Very helpful in understanding many who have become disenchanted with Christianity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/13/2011

    " Not my favorite book by Ravi Zacharias. It meanders around without getting to the point way too often. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ryan | 7/11/2011

    " In the past I have quite enjoyed and respected Ravi Zacharias. In the midst of my struggles with doubt, this book was a severe disappointment. It read as utterly dismissive and circular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/6/2011

    " Good book - first and last two chapters are the best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meredith | 3/11/2011

    " The answer is yes it has, and this book has done nothing to change my mind. The author is extremely hypocritical. I would give this 0 stars if I could "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 1/20/2011

    " Took some of the harder questions on the church and our faith and tried to answer to the best that he can. Trust me you will learn something or gain insight on a issue that needs changed and why it is happening. It can deal with prayer, the church, or God himself and even you. "

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About the Author
Author Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Zacharias is a respected speaker and author of many books. He and his wife, Margie, have three grown children.