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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (186 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ravi Zacharias Narrator: Ravi Zacharias Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781611135787
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The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society’s obsession with human potential have combined like a "perfect storm" to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person, work, and teaching of Jesus Christ.

In WHY JESUS?, Ravi Zacharias looks at the impact of this "storm" by discussing the 60s-70s "Age of Aquarius," actor Shirley MacLaine's book and TV series Out On a Limb, author James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), Rhonda Byrne (The Secret), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), and other books by Eckart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, the Dali Lama, and Marianne Williamson. Special attention will be given to the influence of Oprah Winfrey's media platform in reshaping society by introducing and promoting certain books and authors.

Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like: the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity; Jesus was only a good teacher; Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life; reincarnation is real; Jesus was married; truth is relative; there is no sin; and perfection is possible.

The truth of and the arguments for the bodily resurrection of Jesus will be presented as the most important argument for the exclusive claims about Jesus and Christianity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The works of Ravi Zacharias are a vital resource around our house. Frank Peretti
  • I am not aquainted with a brighter mind or a more relevant and devoted defender of the faith than Ravi Zacharias. Charles Swindoll
  • To every generation God sends a prophet. Ravi Zacharias is that prophet for this generation. You must hear him. Josh McDowell
  • "Ravi Zacharias presents an outstanding defence of the Christian faith for our times.
    R.C. Sproul
  • Ravi takes a scholarly yet imaginative approach to aplogetics. Bruce Wilkinson, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller The Prayer of Jabez
  • Ravi Zacharias gives a powerful defence of how Jesus Christ brings meaning and hope to an individual life. Billy Graham
  • “Ravi takes a scholarly yet imaginative approach to apologetics.”

    Bruce Wilkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “The works of Ravi Zacharias are a vital resource around our house.”

    Frank Peretti, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Ravi Zacharias gives a powerful defense of how Jesus Christ brings meaning and hope to an individual life.”

    Billy Graham

  • “Ravi Zacharias presents an outstanding defense of the Christian faith for our times.”

    R. C. Sproul

  • “To every generation God sends a prophet. Ravi Zacharias is that prophet for this generation. You must hear him.”

    Josh McDowell

  • “I am not acquainted with a brighter mind or a more relevant and devoted defender of the faith than Ravi Zacharias.”

    Charles Swindoll

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Queary | 2/19/2014

    " i thought it was a very good book. had to pay close attention during the first half of the book as he was building his case against eastern religions and "new" spirituality that have become mainstream in the western culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/16/2014

    " This is a really good book. I think I need to read the first half of it again, though, to get a handle on the names associated with "Weastern Spirituality" and to try and understand the confusing beliefs that many in the West are adopting as quickly as those in the East are abandoning them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 11/1/2013

    " Everything you would expect from Ravi Zacharias. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Padgett | 10/21/2013

    " Well written and very well thought out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beka | 10/9/2013

    " Though a good bit of it went over my head (Due to lack of interest or general ignorance about Eastern spirituality, I'm not sure.), this was still an informative read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 9/24/2013

    " This book wasn't as engaging as I thought it would be. I think I should read this again. However, it won't stop me from reading more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra | 9/7/2013

    " For the most part, this book is a rebuttal of Deepak Chopra and his well marketed business. His insights from a Bhuddist society are interesting and good for thought as American culture embraces more pluralistic ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/10/2013

    " HIGHLY recommend it. I 'listened' to this book - mp3 style and loved it. I may well listen to it again sometime in the near future. A lot of info to get all at once... You should get it - now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Hayne | 2/14/2013

    " What an outstanding book. Ravi is the the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/16/2013

    " Reading a Zacharias' book is journey through a forest where paths are taken leading the reader into the faith logic of an important apologist of the modern and post-modern era. He is not an easy read but the discoveries along the way are well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jadepen | 12/11/2012

    " Ravi Zacharias once again takes a very complicated question of life and lays it out in very simple, approachable ways. His passion for the truth should be a draw for anyone who has questions about existence and spirituality, even for those who may not agree with his conclusions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deborah | 7/16/2012

    " Sorry just could get in to reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 6/16/2012

    " This one was a bit dense. Not my favorite book by Ravi, but then again I am not overly interested in the New Age movement and some of the other new-agey stuff discussed within. The reasoning and the logic and of course the solid explanation of the Gospel and how Jesus is the answer were all spot on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 3/4/2012

    " I tried putting the book down and coming back to it several times, in hopes of seeing something that I was missing or of getting a fresh perspective. It didn't work. I couldn't see that the question of "Why Jesus?" was being answered. Ultimately I gave up and never finished the book. "

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About the Author
Author Ravi ZachariasRavi 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. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children.