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A warm, clear, engaging booklet answering common questions about life and faith by pointing to Jesus Christ.

Description

“What’s the point of life?”
“Can we know God exists?”
“If there is a God, why does he allow suffering?”
“Doesn’t Christianity just cause conflict?”
If you’re asking questions like these, or if you have friends who ask you questions like these, then this short booklet is for you.
It takes twelve big questions people ask about life, faith and the future, and helps them think through them for themselves. And it shows how they were answered by the man who stands at the heart of Christianity—Jesus Christ.

This is a great resource for Christians to give to friends, and for churches to give away at guest events. Also available as a pack of ten.

Table of contents

  • 1. How can we know God exists?
  • 2. Can we trust what the Bible says?
  • 3. Wasn't Jesus just a great teacher?
  • 4. Hasn't science disproved Christianity?
  • 5. Why does God allow suffering?
  • 6. Don't all good people go to heaven?
  • 7. What about other religions?
  • 8. Doesn't Christianity just cause conflict?
  • 9. Don't Christians have to go to church?
  • 10. Why don't Christians like sex?
  • 11. What's the point of life?
  • 12. What do Christians believe?
  • What next?

Additional Information

Author Carl Laferton
ISBN 9781908317483
Format Pamphlet
Dimensions 105mm x 148mm
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company

Customer Reviews

Excellent Little Book

 Do you want the answers to all those questions that either come up in conversations with colleagues and friends or you may even have yourself?
Then this is the book. A great book to use as either a prompt to help you prepare for witnessing to others or to give to an enquirer.
Highly recommended.
We are all using it at our church 

| Review by | 23/08/2014

Easily accessible reading for both Christians and non- Christians

 I purchased a number of these booklets to give to Christians who are struggling to resolve some of the difficult questions in life. I have also given booklets to those who are not yet Christians but are searching for answers. As yet I have had no feedback. On a personal level I was impressed with the material particularly as it is so concise. It can both be read through quickly and dipped into. Ideal to give to someone who has just started their faith journey but also for established Christians who don't enjoy reading. Easily accessible material. 

| Review by | 30/12/2013

excellent summaries

 well thought out questions and their responses - clearly presented 

| Review by | 07/04/2012

A great starting place for common questions

 The answers to the questions posed point to Christ in a gentle way, showing what a Christian thinks while leaving a non-Christian space to ask more questions and not feel like they're being told they're stupid (the biggest complaint from some of my non-Christian friends when attending Christian talks). The shortness of the booklet makes it easy to read and gets the basic points across well. If you're looking for simple to the point and Biblically accurate answers to common questions about Christianity this is a very useful resource. I have given copies to friends already and had positive feedback from them too. 

| Review by | 22/02/2012

Christ-focussed—and that's what counts

 In response to Michael Dyson:
Michael, thanks very much for your comments. I'm glad you found the majority of the booklet excellent.
In response, I didn't write this booklet in order to say to nonChristians investigating Jesus: "Let me show you that you're wrong!", but rather to say "Look at Jesus and find answers in him". Good Question endeavours to start where people are at, and to point them to Jesus as the answer to life's big questions. If you know Jesus is God, then everything else falls into place. Without knowing who He is, it doesn't matter how much of the rest you've got right! And so in this particular answer, I wanted to encourage people not to get hung up on what I've called "pointers", but rather to go to the best and ultimate proof for God's existence—Christ Himself.
If there's a reprint of this resource, we'll seriously consider making a change. But in such a short booklet, it's impossible to cover everything—my hope is that Christians will feel able to use this as beginning or continuing a conversation which gets people to look at Christ, and my prayer is that nonChristians will find this a warm, engaging, honest booklet which enables them to understand how amazing Jesus is and how they need to respond to Him.
Thanks,
Carl
PS I have no idea what the etiquette is on how many stars to give your own work—it's not perfect, so I've gone for four! 

| Review by | 22/02/2012

Excellent but for a serious flaw

 I am very sorry to give this booklet such a low rating, because it is excellent but for its contradiction of both the Bible and itself on pages 6-7:

Having quoted Rom 1:20 ("...clearly seen, being understood...") Carl then says "...many people look at the universe and say it's not created by God; many people explain how we got our consciences without referring to God. There are good arguments on either side..these...are only pointers."

Would the apostle Paul say "There are good arguments on either side?" Having declared that human beings "...suppress the truth in unrighteousness..." and are "...without excuse..." (Rom. 1:20), and that they are those who "...knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them", would the apostle then conclude that God's revelation in creation and conscience constitutes "...only pointers..."? (Compare Psalm 19:1-6). People who profess unbelief in mere pointers have an excuse for so doing; only people who profess unbelief in proofs are without excuse.

Carl is I think sub-consciously aware of his mistake, because on p6 he does indeed affirm that the creation prompts us to say "Whoever painted this must be amazing"; well if the painter MUST be amazing, then what sense does it make, two paragraphs later, to say "There are good arguments on either side"? And if the universe needs no "painter", then why does it require an "amazing" explanation?

Carl seems unaware that there are no real atheists, only professing atheists who profess what they know deep down to be false. Their knowledge of the truth about God is deeply supressed by their sinful hearts, but it is there. Creation and conscience (see Romans 2:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:7; 1 Peter 3:16) secure it.

So Carl cannot have it both ways: either it is true that professing atheists are being absurd and false that there are "good arguments" from atheists, or vice versa; they cannot both be true and they cannot both be false. 

Michael, thanks very much for your comments. I'm glad you found the majority of the booklet excellent.

In response, I didn't write this booklet in order to say to non-Christians investigating Jesus: "Let me show you that you're wrong!", but rather to say "Look at Jesus and find answers in him". Good Question endeavours to start where people are at, and to point them to Jesus as the answer to life's big questions. If you know Jesus is God, then everything else falls into place. Without knowing who He is, it doesn't matter how much of the rest you've got right! And so in this particular answer, I wanted to encourage people not to get hung up on what I've called "pointers", but rather to go to the best and ultimate proof for God's existence—Christ Himself.

If there's a reprint of this resource, we'll seriously consider making a change. But in such a short booklet, it's impossible to cover everything—my hope is that Christians will feel able to use this as beginning or continuing a conversation which gets people to look at Christ, and my prayer is that non-Christians will find this a warm, engaging, honest booklet which enables them to understand how amazing Jesus is and how they need to respond to Him.

Thanks,
Carl
| Review by | 20/02/2012

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