This book is subtitled: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College, and it is presented as a series of letters on different topics to the author’s daughter. It fits into a category of theological work known as apologetics: the discipline of defending religious doctrine(consider this your word for the day). At college, young people who are raised in the faith may hear views that not only diverge sharply from what they’ve been taught but may even ridicule and demean it. In such an environment, it’s important to understand not only what we believe, but why we find it trustworthy.
These are some of the topics the author discusses:
*How can I say that Christianity is the only right religion?
*My Christian morality is seen as intolerant — shouldn’t I be more accepting?
*Why would a living God send anyone to Hell?
*If God is omnipotent why does He allow suffering?
*How can I believe in miracles if I’ve never seen them?
*Can the Bible really be trusted?
Each question is approached in a clear, conversational manner that makes this book easy to read and understand. Although intended for students, every Christian could benefit from knowing how to respond the criticism we hear every day. Kruger’s defense of the faith is logical and informed. I highly recommend it!
VERDICT: 5 STARS.
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