New and Noteworthy, August 2012
Ravi Zacharias. Why Jesus? Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass-Marketed Spirituality. Nashville, Tenn.: FaithWords, 2012. 304 pages, $21.99.
New Age teachings that proliferate in the age of Chopra and Oprah are confronted head-on in this book by one of today’s favorite conservative Christian teachers.
Tracing the impact of popular culture on American religion, he shows why Jesus’ resurrection overcomes beliefs of reincarnation, humans being their own gods, truth being relative and more.
Carolyn Weber. Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir. GrandRapids, Mich.: Thomas Nelson, 2011. 480 pages, $16.99.
With the poetic touch of a lover of literature, thisEnglish professor recalls a double romance that changed her life. Whilestudying at Oxford, she fell in love with God and with the man who shared theGospel with her. Anglophiles will appreciate her references to Britishliterature and descriptions of the famed English college.
AlisterMcGrath. Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find the Faith.Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2012. 208 pages, $16.99.
This author, a theologian andformer atheist like C.S. Lewis, pays homage to “Mere Christianity” in thisbook’s title and in his learned, respectful appeals to reason. This practicalguide seeks to educate modern Christians on how to be evangelists in theirdaily lives.