That’s Just Your Interpretation : Paul Copan
The book is more of a reference or one that you dip in when you have a similar question to the chapter names.
It is split into three sections :
- Challenges related to truth and reality
- Challenges related to world views
- Challenges related to Christianity
Within these sections are argument and counter argument to common challenges Christians face with regard to sharing faith, doctrine and theology in general.
Paul Copan looks throughout history at philosophers like Plato, Aristotle and also looks forward at the great revelations of modern science. Showing that as believers we don’t need to be scared of these but actually using the Truth of the Word we great thinkers fail and science confirm the truths in the Bible.
Some of the questions relate to the trinity, why did Jesus have to be- come a man, the creation story and others such as slavery, reincarnation, who cre- ated God and the reality of Hell.
I found this book to certainly ‘tickle’ the grey cells and I’m sure I will revisit at points in the future.
I especially like the fact that the author, Paul Copan, summarises each chapter and also at the conclusion of the book ex- plains that he his not the complete authority about any of the subjects discussed. As these topics could go on forever.
However, I found that the way the book is laid out and the way Paul Copan logically answers each topic. Certainly gives the reader food for thought about what we actually believe. It also shows how Great our God is to have the answers within his Book – Bible and modern thinkers, science is only just the scratching the surface – revealing the Bible truths.
From C Tuck
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The Hammer of Judgement by Dr. E Cooke Victory through Christ
“Put on the whole amour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” Ephesians 6:11 ESV
Although I love reading, it isn’t a hidden fact that I am a terribly slow reader. It’s not that I am disinterested in the novel if find myself reading in that particular moment; i just like to take my time reading each and every detail a book has to offer. On knowing this, I was extremely surprised to find that I flew through ‘The Hammer of Judgement’ like there was no tomorrow; it captured my imagination and attention greatly. Being able to put the book down was a task I found hard to complete.
‘The Hammer of Judgement’ focuses on a small town church and it’s struggle with the enemy. With the power of the enemy stirring up destruction and dissension, and the Church ever growing in strength and numbers; the battle for Christ and victory begins.
“The battle is the Lords”
As I read through each page, I found myself being drawn in, so much so, that I felt apart of this battle; that I was apart of this congregation, that I was experiencing the situations faced. It was so well written, that there was no need to ‘try and image’ – you were al- ready there. We can experience so much empowerment through pray and trust in our Lord, that although it seems that the battle with the enemy is like a never ending corri- dor; victory is always at hand.
Jesus has the victory
This book is not only a reflection of the real evils out there in this world we live in and we, as Christians, must be on guard; but it is a reflection of the power of God; of His love, His grace, His mercy and His VICTORY.It all boils down to the victory – for it IS the Lord’s. Whether this is reflected in a piece of fiction or in the Bible – it is TRUE. I thank God, after reading this book, that I too have the victory in Christ and that Satan; he doesn’t stand a chance.
By N Clarke
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