Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky

      Imagine sitting down at a table and enjoying a cup of coffee and discussion with God, Jesus, Moses, Paul and others.

What would the topic of discussion be? Would you ask God what we mean to Him? How about if the Bible is accurate or

when the earth is going to end? This cover of this book has the question "If you could ask God anything, what would it

be?". This book is like sitting down with God each morning and having a chat session. It's about asking those why and

what about questions? .In this book the author uses the bible to answer fifty-five questions using characters such as:

God, Jesus, James, John The Baptist, John Brother of James, Moses, and David. The unique aspect of this book is that

the questions are answered by God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and other Biblical prophets and apostles such as Stephen

and Paul. The answers are scripture based and very well thought through. A Conversation with God allows readers a

one-on-one dialogue with God, his son Jesus, and other important men and women from the Bible as they respond to

questions and concerns relevant to the Christian faith. The questions, in some cases hard-hitting, cover issues that have

troubled believers and seekers since the beginning of time. Each answer is based on Scripture and written with the warmth

and intimacy of a Heavenly Father relating to His child. Some examples of questions include:

*God, how can we believe that You created us?

*Why weren't all early writings included in the Bible?

*How should we prepare for the end of the world?

*Jesus, can I lose my salvation?

*What will we look like in heaven?

*God, does choice extend to abortion?

The most notable thing about the approach of the book is that it attempts to strip the "Christianese" out of the

answers to make the book more approachable for people without a vast knowledge about the Bible to grasp the concepts

and answers that Gansky is putting forth. The other refreshing thing is that Gansky doesn't alienate those with a fairly

decent Biblical background with an extensive source of where he got those answers to the questions that were posed. All

in all, not only was Gansky successful in his approach to make God seem less ambiguous and far off but he also blended

in a nice selection of Biblical heroes of faith to solidify some of the answers to the questions. Because of what Gansky

is able to do it is extremely easy to recommend this book to anyone from nearly any walk of life seeking answers from God

to questions that most every person has about subjects from the validity of the Bible to abortion.

Overall the book was well-written and supported by scripture but easy and interesting to read. Even though its well

written, I would caution a new believer or someone seeking to know this is still an interpretation and one man's answer

to the question - it surely isn't a replacement to the Bible.

I received this book from Booksneeze. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own

thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.

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