Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Review: Man's Rejection of God: Who's Responsible? by RL Keller

Man's Rejection of God: Who's Responsible? by RL Keller poses an interesting question. "Is there a problem with the way Christians are portraying the gospel to the unsaved today?"

It's tough to think our behavior is pushing people away from Christ instead of drawing them in, but I'm certain I'm guilty of it at times. At first, I thought Keller's book would be an accusatory look at today's Christians. It's not.

Though there are definitely stories--some real, some fictitious--about Christians behaving badly, Man's Rejection of God: Who's Responsible? goes so much deeper by explaining how important it is for us to assess and reassess our relationship with God to be sure our actions aren't turning people away.

The author discusses atheists, agnostics, and cults. He compares Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam to Christianity. This is one of the areas where I learned a great deal. Keller tackles the hot topic of homosexuality and the often difficult task of forgiving those who treat us poorly. The book also talks about our words and how we use them, referring to portions of the Books of James and Proverbs for insight.

There is so much to be learned in Man's Rejection of God: Who's Responsible?. I feel it has been a blessing to me and will also bless others. Most importantly, it is a layman's book, not one filled with theological terms that are hard to understand. With his conversational style, Keller makes the subject matter approachable to everyone. He also willingly admits that he struggles with many of the things he talks about in the book.

If you are looking to revitalize your relationship with God and learn how you can more effectively draw others to Him, Man's Rejection of God: Who's Responsible? is a book you should take a look at.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: WestBowPress (January 22, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490821481
ISBN-13: 978-1490821481

I was paid a free to promote this book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. This fee did not include a review. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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fredamans said...

Sounds like an interesting reference for viewing religions as a whole. Great review!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting, Freda. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.