Believe It Or Not – Why Do I Believe in God?: 26 Reasons Why Christianity Might, After All, Actually Add Up
A weary vicar asked himself one day: “Why do I believe in God? Why am I a Christian? What if Christianity is like The Truman Show – an organised fantasy in which I am an oblivious victim?”
He went back to the drawing board and came up with 26 different and sometimes surprising reasons why Christianity might actually add up after all.
In this book you will discover these reasons, which include:
1: Out of Nothing – The origins of our universe suggest the work of a creator.
2: Across the Universe – The fine tuning of the universe suggests high level engineering, by an intelligent being – not a fluke of complete randomness.
3: No Place Like Home – The dimensions, properties, proportions and situation of the Earth appear to have been carefully and wisely chosen.
4: That’s Life – The unlikely story of the appearance of life on our planet points to the work of an author.
5: Soul to Soul – The human soul’s yearning for meaning points to the existence of intelligence and meaning in the universe.
6: Good and Bad – The fact that we have a sense of right and wrong points to the existence of a moral universe governed by a good God.
7: What’s Wrong? – There is a universal and inescapable downward tug on the human soul. The Bible calls this “sin.”
8: Beauty from Ugly Things – What theologians call “providence” means that even life’s worst tragedies are redeemable.
9: Don’t Go There – Hell, if real, is portrayed by Jesus as an irrevocable eternity of anguished regret. That is not a risk I want to take.
10: With the Benefit of Foresight – The birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus were accurately predicted years before the events.
11: The One and Only – Jesus’ persona is utterly amazing. There is something undeniably compelling about Him.
12: Now You’re Talking – Jesus’ teaching is supremely authoritative and uniquely appealing.
13: The Crux of the Matter – It’s Jesus’ death that changes history forever by resolving the problem of sin.
14: Rise and Shine – Evidence for Christ’s resurrection is amazingly sound and stands up to serious crossexamination.
15: The Invisible Editor – The Bible’s message is amazingly consistent with a striking running theme.
16: The Words that Won’t Go Away – The Bible’s survival and success against the odds are quite remarkable.
17: It Does What It Says On The Tin – Put simply, the message of the Bible delivers.
18: Looking The Last Enemy In The Eye – Watching Christians die confident and unafraid is inspirational and has left a profound mark on me.
19: When The Sleeping Giant Stirs – Revivals around the world attest to the continuing and awesome power of the gospel.
20: No Place Like Home – Christian fellowship offers a depth and quality of relationship I have not found or enjoyed elsewhere.
21: Like Heaven On Earth – Foretastes of Heaven in worship are unlike any other earthly experience.
22: But Deliver Us From Evil – My experiences with deliverance ministry have convinced me that evil spirits are real and that Christ is stronger.
23: Something Creepy Going On – Near Death Experiences suggest that death is not the end.
24: The Great Unknown – Agnostics sound fair-minded and reasonable but I just can’t be one.
25: Much Ado About Nothing – I’m not an atheist because, apart from the fact that I believe that there is a God, I also think atheism offers nothing, transforms no one and leads nowhere.
26: Imagine No Religion – I have been a Christian for over 35 years but I have I have absolutely no interest in belonging to a religion.
If you’ve been struggling with the question of “Why Do I Believe in God?” or want to be able to explain to non-Christian friends and family why you believe, this book offers 26 sound reasons that cover questions about science, humanity, personal experiences, the supernatural, and religion.